HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

 

HIV/AIDS - Latest Stories

Read more about examples of our work on HIV/AIDS in India.

Raising awareness about HIV to the rhythm of the Red Ribbon Express
In the coaches of RRE, HIV tests are conducted; workshops are carried out and various visual representations—advertisements, short films and photo exhibitions—are hosted. The train is embellished with a series of punch lines like ‘Zindagi Zindabad!’ (Lon

World AIDS Day 2012
New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires that more HIV positive pregnant women receive antiretroviral treatment to decrease the risk of infection for their babies.

Red Ribbon Clubs Spread Prevention Message
CHANDRAPUR, India, 1 December 2011- Rushali is undaunted and clearly proud of her volunteer position with the village’s Red Ribbon Club. Her group is working to prevent the spread of HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in her community.

Sehwag Joins in Fight Against HIV and AIDS
The highlight of the programme was Sehwag's lively interaction with seven HIV positive children in the age group of 8 to 12 yrs who were on Antiretroviral Therapy (Drugs to suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of HIV disease).

South African Cricket Team Unites with children affected by HIV
South African cricketers, Greame Smith and Wayne Parnell along with players of their team were tossing cricket balls with a group of children affected/ infected with HIV as a part of the THINKWISE campaign for increased awareness about HIV and AIDS.

FO_3rd_Level_Content 6842
In the coaches of RRE, HIV tests are conducted; workshops are carried out and various visual representations—advertisements, short films and photo exhibitions—are hosted. The train is embellished with a series of punch lines like ‘Zindagi Zindabad!’ (Lon

Shifa highlights issues related to HIV discrimination
The play, enacted to mark the World AIDS Day, captured the despair and discrimination faced by people living with HIV-AIDS through the powerful medium of theatre.

Cheering for life and cricket - Cricket Match Played in Bhopal to Mark World Aids Day
Bhopal, 2 December 2010 - It was a cricket match that symbolized courage and love for life. On Wednesday December 1, a cricket match was played in the Bhopal city to mark World Aids Day.

‘Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report’
NEW YORK, USA, 30 November 2010 – Halfway through a 10-year campaign to reverse the spread of AIDS, UNICEF and its partners are making significant progress in preventing mothers from passing the disease onto their children.

The Red Ribbon Express Reaches Out to Kumbalangi
March mornings are extremely hot and humid in the small fishing town of Kumbalangi, 15 kilometers from Cochin city in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Very few people leave their homes to brave the blazing mid-day sun.

The Red Ribbon Express
In the coaches of RRE, HIV tests are conducted; workshops are carried out and various visual representations—advertisements, short films and photo exhibitions—are hosted. The train is embellished with a series of punch lines like ‘Zindagi Zindabad!’ (Lon

Red Ribbon Express inspires volunteers
BEDAG, Maharashtra, 25 February 2010 – The Red Ribbon Club from Bedag was amongst the hundreds of groups that thronged the audio visual exhibits inside the Red RibbonExpress stationed at Miraj in Sangli district in Mah

Painting the Town with Red Ribbons
On platform number 13, stationed in all its glory was the majestic Red Ribbon Express (RRE), calling out, celebrating life.

Bihar Observes World Aids Day
To mark the World AIDS Day on 2 December 2009, a huge rally of National Service Scheme volunteers carrying placards with slogans on the prevention of HIV/AIDS took place in Patna, the capital city of the State of Bihar.

Red Ribbon Express Train Commences its Year Long Journey
Travel through 22 states in India to create and increase awareness about the means of transmission, prevention and perception of risk associated with HIV

Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS
Globally in 2007, an estimated 2.1 million children under 15 years old were living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and 290,000 children died of AIDS and 420,000 children were newly infected.

Comics Workshop in Bihar - the fun way to serious messaging
“We are not all laughter,” says Lakhindra Nayak, resource person for New Delhi based World Comics India. “But yes, there’s nothing like a laugh or a smile to make people accept your message,” he adds.

The UP Red Ribbon Road Express takes off
It was a star studded evening for a social cause and AIDS awareness got a fillip with singers and comedians getting together with Lucknowites to express their concern at a musical evening organized at Ravindralaya auditorium in Charbagh on January 30.

National Youth Convention on AIDS
The purpose of the convention is to create a platform for young voices to fight against HIV and AIDS and take up issues that affect youth in the country.

Red Ribbon Express educates on HIV and AIDS in Assam
When Champa, a village volunteer from Dibrugarh, reached the Tinsukia railway station, she boarded a train but did not expect to travel. This was no ordinary train but the Red Ribbon Express

UNICEF Awards on HIV/AIDS Journalism
On 1st December, Worlds AIDS Day 2007, the Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society in Bangalore, organised a special programme where perhaps for the first time in India, two local language (Kannada) writers were presented special awards.

Training local language Journalists
One of the factors that led to this change is the conscious effort by CDL in a UNICEF supported project titled ‘HIV/AIDS Journalism’.

Red Ribbon Express flagged off
1 December 2007, New Delhi: World AIDS Day acquired a special significance for India as the Red Ribbon Express (RRE) rolled out the railway tracks on a year-long journey across the country on Saturday.

Red Ribbon Express: HIV/AIDS awareness on wheels
India is all set to launch its biggest campaign involving children and youth in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS when Red Ribbon Express chugs out of New Delhi on December 1.

Red Ribbon Express: HIV/AIDS awareness on wheels
India is all set to launch its biggest campaign involving children and youth in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS when Red Ribbon Express chugs out of New Delhi on December 1.

Statement by Dr. Murzi, Representative, a.i, UNICEF at the release of the Red Ribbon Express
Madam Sonia Gandhi has executed an act of enormous significance as she has just flagged off a train to freedom – freedom from AIDS and the stigma associated with it.

2nd Anniversary of the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS Campaign - Thematic Coverage
2nd Anniversary of the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS Campaign - Thematic Coverage

A Special Policy on Universal Access for Children affected by HIV and AIDS
“I want to become a doctor despite all discrimination and problems I face today”..”I want to be a soldier and serve the country”..”I want to invent medicine which can kill HIV and make this world free of this disease” These are the dreams of some of the H

2nd anniversary of the Unite for Children Unite against AIDS Campaign
UNICEF is celebrating the second anniversary of the Unite for Children Unite against AIDS campaign on 25 October 2007.

Young People share their concerns on HIV/AIDS
150 young people from various districts of Malwa and Nimar region of central India gathered at Indore, the business capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh, on May 11th and 12th to participate in a youth convention on HIV/AIDS.

Major push for HIV affected children in India
The Indian government has announced the formation of a high-level national coalition to push for greater prioritisation of HIV/AIDS.

PPTCT Project: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Giving anti-retroviral drugs to HIV-positive pregnant mothers has helped bring down transmission rates.

School AIDS Education Programme: Karnataka
Over 500,000 children in Karnataka have been targeted under a School AIDS Education Programme.

 

 

For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection
ADVANCE HUMANITY