In the thirteenth edition of PandemiCast, moderator Mark Chataway discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV and AIDS. Dr Stephan Dressler, Dr Samukeliso Dube and Simran Shaikh join him. Edited by Iknoor Kaur. You can watch the video here. To view previous editions of PandemiCast, click here.
It is not news that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to public health – and as managing the pandemic ostensibly takes top priority for health systems worldwide, the ramifications for management of other diseases is a real concern. This concern has been raised in a modelling study released by The Lancet Global Health […]
UNAIDS has issued a sharp warning about the consequences of one pandemic on another: COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Yet that is not the sole reason why we are falling behind in combating the HIV/AIDS crisis – already we were off-track. “The global aggregate of country data reported to UNAIDS shows […]
Lost access to HIV/AIDS medicines is no less than a matter of life and death for those affected – but the COVID-19 pandemic has imperilled access to such drugs and, in turn, the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS. This week marks the 23rd bi-annual International AIDS Conference. The event “provides a platform for discussing […]
For marginalised communities, the COVID-19 pandemic is a period of great uncertainty and even greater stigmatisation according to Ashok Row Kavi. Kerean Watts, editor of Health Issues India, speaks to the veteran journalist and prominent LGBTQ+ rights activist on these issues and more. Ashok earlier featured on our ‘PandemiCast’ episode focusing on sexual and reproductive […]
The term pandemic is virtually ubiquitous in the public consciousness right now. The world is arrested in the grip of COVID-19, the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – more popularly known simply as the coronavirus. Yet COVID-19 is one of two pandemics the world is grappling with – as a […]
The sixth edition of our weekly video podcast PandemiCast can be viewed here. This week, we discuss sexual and reproductive health (SRHR). Our panellists – Sara Seimes, Mona Bormet and Ashok Row Kavi – look at how coronavirus affects SRHR issues. Mark Chataway moderates. To watch the other editions of PandemiCast, click here.
HIV/AIDS has been a major issue since the epidemic began in the 1980s. To this day, the disease continues to be a significant challenge to public health across the globe. However, the tide may be turning. A study of the second HIV patient to undergo successful stem cell transplantation from donors with a HIV-resistant gene […]
The world – including India – has made progress in reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS. Whilst continuing to have a sizeable footprint, the gains made are undeniable. However, in the quest to end HIV/AIDS as a public health menace, are women and girls being left behind? A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme […]
Mizoram leads India’s states and union territories in HIV/AIDS burden, recording the country’s highest prevalence of the disease as the state diagnoses nine people every day. The state records a HIV/AIDS prevalence of 2.04 percent, the highest in the country. 17,897 people are infected with HIV in Mizoram – the highest figure in the country. […]