Navigation Links
Anti-HIV drive intensified in Haryana

The Harayana government has established 22 Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres at Government General Hospitals and Community Health Centres in the state// in compliance with the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS), draft guidelines for the National AIDS Control Programme and with the aim to spread awareness about AIDS in the susceptible community.

According to the UNAIDS / WHO 2006 report on the global AIDS epidemic, 486 fresh cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in Haryana last year, which accounts 0.13% of the country’s total figures.

Low detection does not indicate lower occurrence. Thus, the authorities in Haryana are worried about the poor detection regime and the failure to make people come forward to get them tested.

The number of new cases in the various states was 52,036 in Tamil Nadu, 13,747 in Maharashtra, 12,349 in Andhra Pradesh, 292 in Punjab, 252 in Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh has 1,260 new cases.

The government of Haryana is taking measures to establish counselling centres at the district level through the Integrated Health Care System. Experts have been deployed by the Haryana AIDS Control Society (HACS) that leads the HIV/ AIDS awareness programme in the state, to give free counseling. The vulnerable group including truck drivers and sex workers will be encouraged by these counselors to undergo the HIV detection test at a subsidised charge of Rs 10.

A spokesperson for the HACS said: 'Pregnant women who could be affected by HIV/AIDS are specially being encouraged to come forward and get themselves tested with the assurance that their names would be kept confidential.'

Quoting the UNAIDS/WHO report, the spokesperson said: 'It is estimated that the number of people living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2005 nationwide was 5,600,000 men, 1,600,000 women and 100,000 children.'

Unprotected sex was responsible for 86% of the cases, prenatal transmission for 4%, blo od transfusion and drug injection were responsible for 4% of the cases.

The Haryana government is to set up counselling centres at Naraingarh, Shahbad, Asandh, Gohana, Siwani, Saffidon, Meham, Nuh, Kalka, Palwal,Dadri, Tohana, Dabwali, Narwana, Sohana,Sadaura and General hospitals, Bahadurgarh, Hansi, Rohtak and Hisar. One has already been established in M.M. College in Mullana.

Source-The Tribune

Related medicine news :

1. NGO Files Pre-Grant Opposition Against Anti-HIV Drug, Combivir
2. Novel Anti-HIV Drug Being Trailed In Sydney
3. The Anti-HIV Properties Of Green Tea Uncovered
4. Resistance to Anti-HIV Drugs in Uganda Developed Due to Drug Supply Problems
5. Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
6. Dyslexia may slow a drivers reaction time as much as moderate drinking!!
7. Study suggests symptom driven therapy for adults with asthma
8. Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert
9. Mechanical forces drive early heart development
10. High Prevalence of AIDS among Indian Truck drivers
11. Season affects weight loss drive: summers the best!
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/28/2015)... ... ... EST until 11:59 p.m. EST, customers will be racing the clock to ... or more to free gifts with purchases, there will be a new sale available on ... skin care and cosmetic needs, customers will save on already discounted prices. , Top brands ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published ... Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to wear ... explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while helmets ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... be a safe and convenient way to dispense prescription medications at home, so ... and effective way to monitor and dispense prescription medications. In doing so, it ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... use in Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily ... use ProSidebar as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television ... an interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting ... benefit from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 3D bioprinting market ... according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. ... (CKD) which demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the ... substitute for organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market ... according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... offering. --> ) has ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... --> adds "Global Repaglinide ... "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide Market, ... forecasts data and information to its ... . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: