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Chemical in Banana Helps Fighting HIV

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Researchers in America have found in laboratory tests that the chemical, lectin, in bananas is as strong as two top HIV drugs.

Lectin is found in plants as a sugar binding protein, and can successfully recognise and latch on to foreign invaders in the body. By connecting to the HIV-1 envelope protein that is high in sugar content, gp120, Ban Lec is able to stop HIV from entering the body.

 

 

Safe & Sexy

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You may imagine that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are other people's problem and could never happen to you. You couldn't be more wrong. Your unprotected sexual exploits may lead to more than 25 STDs apart from HIV, and these may cause arthritis, memory loss, heart disease, eye inflammation and even cancer.

 

 

China ends entry ban for foreigners with HIV/AIDS

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China ends entry ban for foreigners with HIV/AIDS.

China has revoked a ban on people with HIV/AIDS entering the country, softening a decades-old policy that drew sharp criticism this year when an Australian writer was blocked after declaring himself HIV-positive.

 

Preity Zinta Appointed Ambassador of UNAIDS

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Preity Zinta appointed ambassador of UNAIDS. Bollywood’s pretty actress Preity Zinta, known for associating herself with social causes, has been officially appointed as a goodwill ambassador in India for the Joint United Nations Program ‘UNAIDS.’

 

 

Structure of HIV Protein Unveiled

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NEW YORK: In a breakthrough which may pave the way for a vaccine against AIDS, scientists have provided what they claim is the first-ever glimpse of the structure of a key protein, gp120, found on surface of a subgroup of HIV-1.

 

 

NYC AIDS awareness program

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Tibetans living in New York City came together on March 20 to raise fund for the CHOICE - HIV/AIDS Initiative which undertakes HIV/AIDS awareness program and provides care and support to the Tibetan people living with HIV/AIDS (TPLHA).

 

Media Coverage: CHOICE on RFA News

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First Comprehensive Workshop

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CHOICE-HIV/AIDS Initiative organized First Comprehensive Workshop/Training/ Caring /Networking on HIV/AIDS in Mundgod Tibetan Settlement in South India from March 11 to 18, 2010.

 

 

Workshop-cum-Training on HIV testing

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For the first time Workshop-cum-Training on INSTI HIV-1 / HIV -2 Antibody Testing jointly organized by  Department of Health, CTA and CHOICE—HIV/AIDS Initiative was held at the Tibet Charity India, Mcloed Ganj, Dharamshala. The workshop was funded by TRUST Foundation and supported and outsourced by Dept. of Health, CTA (TGiE) and the demo testing kits were provided by New Delhi based AIDS Health care Foundation.

 

CHOICE-fund raising event

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