Current Affairs Today: Published on 8 February, 2016
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India Conference At Harvard (ICH) is celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2016. Two days events held at Harvard Kennedy School (Saturday, Feb 6) and Harvard Business School (Sunday, Feb 7). The conference invited personalities from business, entertainment, government and philanthropy to talk about India’s path to Global leadership.
The Famous Political Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang Passed Away. He was born in Rajasthan on February 26, 1960 , he was 56 years old when he died.
The Union government announced to set up National Organic Farming research Institute in Sikkim.
The project named as “Sunrise” was launched for prevention of A.I.D.S. by Union of Health and Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda. Project Sunrise aims at bringing the people living with HIV/AIDS into the national mainstream and create more awareness about the disease in 8 N-E states.
The AIDS prevention special project aims to diagnose 90 per cent of such drug addicts with HIV and put them under treatment by 2020. It will be implemented in the North East in addition to the existing projects of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). The project has been sponsored by US based Centre for Disease Control and would be implemented by Family Health International 360. It will cover one lakh people living with HIV/AIDS by giving them treatment and care facilities free of cost.
What is the connection between the HIV life cycle and HIV medicines?
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. HIV medicines protect the immune system by blocking HIV at different stages of the HIV life cycle. HIV medicines are grouped into different drug classes according to how they fight HIV. Each class of drugs is designed to target a specific step in the HIV life cycle.ART combines HIV medicines from at least two different HIV drug classes, making it very effective at preventing HIV from multiplying. Having less HIV in the body protects the immune system and prevents HIV from advancing to AIDS. ART also reduces the risk of HIV drug resistance.
ART can’t cure HIV, but HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. HIV medicines also reduce the risk of HIV transmission (the spread of HIV to others).
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) announced to allow online exit of subscribers from National Pension System from 1st April 2016.
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