SC seeks Centre’s response on plea over shortage of lifesaving HIV drugs

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli sought a response from the Ministry of Health, National AIDS Control Organisation and others on a plea filed by the Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS, a registered society, against the shortage of antiretroviral drugs in the country.

Battling drugs and stigma

The MLSS literally translates into House of Skill Empowernment for the Meetei Women. In existence since 1983, the group’s birth coincided with the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS virus and the drugs scourge both of which exploded like an epidemic in Manipur at almost the same time.