Newsline archive 2006
HIV/AIDS in India
The first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in Tamil Nadu, India in 1986. Since then the virus has spread from the high risk groups to the general population very fast. Today, there are 5.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS in India.
Mass Rally marks World AIDS Day in Kolkata
To commemorate the World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006, the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of West Bengal, and UNICEF today organised a Mass Rally in Kolkata and series of exhibition football matches across the state.
School Teachers awarded for imparting knowledge on HIV/AIDS amongst students
25 school teachers from 10 states of India awarded for their efforts for implementing Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) and imparting knowledge on HIV/AIDS amongst young school students.
Bharati is on her regular mission. Associated with NTP+ (Network in Thane by People Living with HIV and AIDS) she strives to give voice and courage to HIV infected people.
“Be Bold! Get yourself tested for HIV.” UNICEF Hyderabad Staff responds to AP govt. call and sets an example.
"Practice before you preach”, so goes an old saying. When it comes to HIV & AIDS, it’s easy to tell others what to do, but not as easy to put in action the same for oneself.
Statewide Media Campaign on HIV/AIDS launched by Gujarat Health Minister, Ashok Bhatt
Young people are the assets of our nation and we must protect them from HIV/AIDS, said Mr. Ashok Bhatt, Health Minister of Gujarat, while launching a UNICEF-supported Statewide Media Campaign to create awareness about prevention of HIV/AIDS.
100,000 youth targeted in HIV- AIDS outreach programme in Karnataka
Fifty percent of all new HIV infections in India are among young people between 15-24 years - making the fight to protect India’s future – the youth – all the more urgent.
Unite for children, Unite against AIDS – Harnessing the power of youth!
Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS’ strives to raise consciousness about AIDS among youth. With focus on Tamil Nadu, this campaign paves way for a better and safer tomorrow.
Five days of "Joy N Joy"
The first day belonged to apples, grapes and bananas. The 53 participants divided themselves in to three groups named after the three fruits.
The CAHA Charter
The 53 children attending the national consultation of children affected by HIV/AIDS made 14 specific suggestions to be incorporated in the national AIDS control Programme ( NACP III).
First Ever National Statement by Affected Children in India
“We are not an add-on to adults. Our problems deserve as much attention as those of the adults”, children whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS one way or another said here in their first ever national statement.
National Consultation of Affected Children
New Delhi May 18, 2006: A four day national consultation of children affected by HIV/AIDS will begin on 24th May at the Heritage Village, in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi.
Global AIDS Week of Action 20-26 May 2006
The Global AIDS Action Week will be observed from 20 - 26 May, 2006 all around the globe.
NCC-UNICEF jointly ride AIDS awareness trail
Lucknow: “Mission accomplished!” they shouted in gleeful unison. Of course it was no war cry but shouts of triumph at having succeeded in their endeavour of doing their bit in the fight against AIDS.
Sharmila Tagore campaigns for PPTCT
India’s well known actress Sharmila Tagore and UNICEF goodwill ambassador for children affected by HIV/AIDS – has been featured in a new mass media campaign developed by UNICEF together with NACO for prevention of parent to child transmission.
Creative workshop for HIV +s
The creative retreat supported by UNICEF was held at Sanskriti Centre of Artists and Writers in the outskirts of Delhi. HIV positive people from Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Bihar and Delhi participated in the retreat.
“Are the HIV/AIDS affected children missing us?” asks Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid and Suresh Raina of the Indian Cricket team took time off the field to meet with and appeal to the young people of India to join the campaign on children with HIV/AIDS.
INDIAN ROADMAP ON PAEDIATRIC AIDS
India now has a road map to deal with paediatric AIDS.