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Ukhrul HIV Patients In Dire Straits

IMPHAL, May 27: In the absence of a Community Care Centre (CCC) and CD4 count facility, people afflicted by HIV and AIDS of Ukhrul district have been facing untold miseries. Under such circumstances, people infected by HIV/AIDS are being compelled to go to Imphal for treatment or resign to their fates. CD4... 

MNP+ Education Balm For Tamenglong Kids

IMPHAL, May 22: Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) has started providing support to 10 selected children hailing from HIV affected needy families of Tamenglong district under its education support program. MNP+ has been providing assistance to HIV infected/affected children of underprivileged... 

State Joins Candlelight Memorial Day Observance

Family members taking part in the Candlelight observance. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 15: Joining rest of the world, the State today remembered hundreds of lives lost to HIV/AIDS with the observance of International AIDS Candle- light Memorial Day. Deliberation on issues related to the dreaded... 

World AIDS Orphans’ Day Observed

IMPHAL, May 7: Along with taking out a rally to spread the message of ensuring the rights due to every child to HIV affected children as well, World AIDS Orphans’ Day was observed at the Singjamei Chongtham Leikai office of FXB India Suraksha, Manipur Branch here today. To mark the occasion, a panel... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 17, 2011

Rogue subedar IMPHAL, Apr 16: Allegation has been leveled against a JCO holding the rank of Subedar and posted at the Assam Rifles ‘Transit Camp’ located near Minuthong. According to two persons, who identified them- selves as representatives of a supplier related to military civic action... 

Women Hurdle Health Challenges To Save Manipur

Conflict has marked life in India‘s northeastern state of Manipur for over six decades now. It has affected the lives of people, especially women in many direct and indirect ways. This is a region where even something as basic as clean drinking water is scarce. In many areas, people use either... 

BJP Enquires About ART Stock

IMPHAL, Feb 10: Asking the Chief Minister whether the report that only two days stock of ART medicines given to HIV/AIDS patients is left is correct or not, BJP State unit president Sh Shantikumar demanded know the measures being taken up if the stock is indeed depleting. Talking to mediapersons at the... 

AIDS Threatens 2000 Kids In Manipur- Women Hide HIV status During Pregnancy Leading To High Number Of Infected Children

AIDS affected Kids IMPHAL, Feb. 7: More than 2,000 children are infected by HIV in Manipur and the number is expected to grow. The shocking figures were revealed today by the project director of Manipur AIDS Control Society, Pradeep Kumar Jha, during the inaugural program of a two-day workshop funded... 

Workshop On HIV Policy Kicks Off

IMPHAL, Feb 7: A two day State level workshop on national policy framework for children affected by HIV was opened today at Hotel Classic here under the aegis of the Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS). The opening function was graced by HIV/AIDS specialist of UNICEF New Delhi office Dr Sonia Trikha,... 

Elopement Adds To The HIV Burden In Manipur

Lila was persuaded to elope with her boyfriend before marriage, a common practice in Manipur. However, when she tested HIV-positive, she was abandoned by her lover and now faces the twin stigma of being a rejected bride and HIV-positive. The smile has changed. No longer vibrant, it has become a ghost... 

Help At Hand For HIV Child- Organizations From Manipur, Bengal, Andhra Offer Care

GUWAHATI, Dec. 23: Three organizations from Manipur, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, working in the field of HIV/AIDS, have come forward to take care of the four-year-old HIV-positive girl who was abandoned by her family members after her parents died of AIDS in Assam‘s Nalbari district. Calcutta-based... 

HIV Program For Sajiwa Jail Inmates Kick Starts

IMPHAL, Dec 15: Recognising the rights of people in incarcerated settings to adequate health initiatives, Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) in partnership with Jail Department and Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) initiated a program today to reach out to people in prisons and check the... 

How To Lose A Generation

Shootings on the street. Drugs. State failure. Extortion. Unemployment. SAMRAT CHAKRABARTI maps the bleak vision of young Manipuris. And their uncertain expressions. Photographs by TARUN SEHRAWAT Harsh tunes... Okram Johnson, manager of metal band Kanglasha IT’S PAST 8 on an early winter night...