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CHENNAI: At 18 months, Saravanan* tested positive for HIV — a diagnosis that led his mother to take flight with the child to Madurai from their village near Namakkal.

MUMBAI: South Africa seems to be keen to take a leaf out of India's book in its bid to fight infectious diseases like tuberculosis (TB).

A mobile van fitted with equipment for conducting CB-NAAT, a molecular test that detects presence of TB bacteria, was inaugurated by Collector S. Suresh Kumar on Monday.

JAIPUR: Tuberculosis patients will be linked to government’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme during two-month-long ‘Mera Gaon Swasthya Gaon’ launched in the state from Tuesday.

Pune: Experts associated with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics’ (IAP) city chapter have extended full support to the government’s immunisation efforts to save lives of children below five from vac

CHENNAI: The state health department rolled out a new nine-month drug antibiotic regimen for drug-resistant TB instead of the old two-year course.

Drug manufacturer recently phased out its Compassionate Use Programme

CHENNAI: A simple gaffe in protocol for TB diagnosis is turning out to be fatal for patients who are going missing from the state’s records.

Pune: The government’s carrot and stick policy to get TB cases notified has failed to cut ice with the doctors and chemists’ associations, who have raised the issue of violation of a patient’s priv

The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur exhorted the members of the state Assembly to come forward to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, so as to eradicate these diseases from the society.

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