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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Double-Trouble: HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

In communities where sharing of injecting equipment drives the HIV epidemic, a parallel epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) often lurks quietly. A couple of days before the World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, Dr Victor Lo Re, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, presented data on the impact of HIV and HCV co-infection at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Yoga Guru Ramdev draws flak for clean chit to Narendra Modi

Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday came under attack from Team Anna as he shared the stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and said he found no basis for allegations of corruption in Gujarat.

After 19 years of neglect, female condoms in spotlight at AIDS 2012

Nineteen years after female condoms were approved by the US FDA in 1993, they are not yet available as widely as one would have wished. What could have delayed their optimal utilization to meet the unmet prevention needs: was it because female condoms were not rolled out under a robust enough and well-resourced comprehensive programme and strategy, or potential users didn't prefer using it?

Moral policing: Eight arrested in Mangalore for attacking revellers

Mangalore city police has arrested eight and are on lookout for seven others in connection with attack on a group of revellers at a birthday party at Morning Mist Home Stay at Padil on the outskirts of the city on Saturday night.

Project ARM: Addressing HIV prevention needs of those practicing anal sex

One of the clear messages from the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC is that HIV prevention research is progressing ahead with thrust to meet needs of most at risk populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender populations, injecting drug users, women and men with high risk behaviours, among others.

Ignoring appeals, Hazare goes on indefinite fast against corruption

Ignoring an appeal from his close aides, Anna hazare on Sunday joined three of his team members in their indefinite fast in New delhi after his four-day ultimatum to the government to concede to his demands on Lokpal Bill found no response.

Sri Lanka to promote trade in Africa: Visit of Sri Lankan Business Delegation to South Africa

The visit of Sri Lankan Business delegation to South Africa is a joint initiative of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) for participation of Sri Lankan exporters at the SAITEX 2012 International Trade fair held in Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 15-17 July, 2012.

Sri Lanka Navy intercepts three more boats on the way to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted three boats carrying Sri Lankans last night; one in Trincomalee and two in Negombo.