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PranayGupte's Articles In Health & Medicine
December 11, 2012 by PranayGupte




Nirvikalpa Natarajan of Chennai has notched up so many formidable accomplishments that her peers in medicine find it hard to believe that she is only 30 years old.


Those accomplishments include performing hundreds of surgeries, and treating even more hundreds of patients in India, Ireland and Britain. Dr. Nirvikalpa is a practitioner of oral and maxillofacial surgery, one of only a handful of women...
November 27, 2006 by Pranay Gupte

Geneva, 21 November 2006 – The global AIDS epidemic continues to grow and there is concerning evidence that some countries are seeing a resurgence in new HIV infection rates which were previously stable or declining. However, declines in infection rates are also being observed in some countries, as well as positive trends in young people's sexual behaviour.

According to the latest figures published today in the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update, an estimated 39.5 million p...
June 11, 2005 by Pranay Gupte
It's not that the subject of HIV/AIDS isn't covered by the media.

But the focus of stories is far too often on reports, and on gloomy news. What about stories from the field where nongovernmental organizations, in particular, work with constituencies such as AIDS orphans?

In recent months, I've had the opportunity to learn about some of these projects through the Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud. I'm impressed by the sheer effort made by local field workers, most of whom are unheralded...