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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,... 

CARE Adopts 101 Children

IMPHAL, Feb 2: With the help of the people, CARE Ukhrul has been literally acting as surrogate parent to 101 children living with HIV in Ukhrul district by providing educational and nutritional support. Out of the 101 children, 58 lost their mothers and are being looked after by their fathers only. 39... 

MNP+ Organizes Awareness Program

IMPHAL, Jan 12: A one-day awareness program on ‘˜Audio Visual cum Exhibition’ was jointly organized by Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), Imphal and Sevak Samaj Manipur State Branch under the sponsorship of Research Extension Centre Central Silk Board at the Yaiskul Hiruhanba conference... 

21 Years Down The Line, RIMS Massacre Still Haunts

The scar still remains amid tributes paid to the victims. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 7: Along with paying rich floral tributes to the victims, the RIMS Firing Victims’ Memorial Day was observed under the aegis of RIMS Firing Victims’ Memorial Day Observation Committee at... 

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... 

HIV/AIDS Campaign Reaches Sugnu

IMPHAL, Dec 9: As a part of ongoing campaign by Manipur Legislatures’ forum on HIV/AIDS a day-long constituency-level session on HIV/AIDS was held at Sugnu today. The event organized under the Forum’s aegis at Sugnu Makha Community Hall was attended by works Minister K Ranjit, Oinam AC MLA... 

Protest Rally Against FTA

IMPHAL, Dec 6: To protest and express concern against inclusion of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions in the proposed European Union– India Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is likely to affect access to affordable HIV/AIDS drugs, a mass rally was taken out here today. Organized by Center... 

Manipur Strikes A Chord With International Community On AIDS Day

IMPHAL, Dec 1: Manipur today joined the International community in observing the 23rd World AIDS Day under the theme of ‘˜Universal Access and Human Rights‘. The main function was organized under the aegis of Manipur AIDS Control Society at the parade ground of Ist Manipur Rifles here with... 

‘˜HIV/AIDS Need High Level Intervention’

IMPHAL, Nov 30: In order to effectively check the spread of HIV/AIDS in Manipur, Ministers, MLAs and other higher officials of the Government need to be convinced first, secretary of Manipur Legislators’ Forum on HIV/AIDS (ML-FA) and MLA of Oinam A/C Dr I Ibohalbi has stated. Speaking as chief...