Elton John on Wednesday hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano used in the singer’s “Rocketman” movie musical.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The National HIV Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021: “Nepal HIVision 2020,” was launched in Kathmandu on World AIDS Day 2016; exactly a year ago. This year, the Government of Nepal has launched three more flagship documents: ‘National HIV Testing and Treatment Guidelines 2017’, 'National Community-Led HIV Testing Guidelines 2017’, and ‘National Consolidated Guidelines on Strategic Information of the HIV response in Nepal’.
With HIV detected in Nepal in1988, the disease brought myriad misconceptions with its first diagnosis. Because of the lack of research, medication and awareness, HIV was considered a highly communicable disease which is spread through physical touch or external agents. With much research and awareness work conducted, people’s view of the infection started to take a positive turn. However, some misconceptions of HIV still persist.
‘120 Beats Per Minute’, a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or prize.
DURBAN, July 20: Over 18000 global leaders, health workers, advocates, scientists and media representatives have gathered in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference. The 21st AIDS Conference has returned to Durban after 16 years.