Navigation Links
Biologically Women Are More Vulnerable To HIV Infection

UN experts reported that women in India are gradually becoming more susceptible to the HIV infection and they comprise about 40 percent of India’s infected population//.

"Women are biologically more susceptible to HIV infection. Besides, gender disparities, lack of education and trafficking of women are making the situation worse," said Archana Tamang, chief of the women's human rights and human security unit, United Nations Development Fund for Women.

India has over five million AIDS/HIV infected people, including over two million women.

Tamang said: "We need to be focussed to create awareness among women between the age group of 15 and 29."

She said the role of the government, peer education and others needs to be redefined. Family members also need to provide full support.

"These people never lack in skill and efficiency but what they need is emotional support." Giving a global perspective on women infected with HIV, Tamang said out of 21 million deaths due to AIDS, nine million were accounted for by women and over four million by children.

Denis Broun, country coordinator, UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS), said: "Since a lot of stigma is attached to the disease, women do not come forward to take medical help."

Out of the five million HIV/AIDS population, only an estimated 65,000 people are taking medical help. While 25,000 are getting treatment in public hospitals and 10,000 are under the guidance of NGOs. Around 30,000 are getting treatment in private healthcare facilities.

"Women's vulnerability is due to two main reasons - one, the lack of adequate awareness among the community and second, their husbands. Last year around 80 percent of the women infected were through their husbands," Broun told IANS.

"The need of the hour is to reach out to young women living in extremely difficult and marginal circumstances."

However, he said India was doing a commendable job in controlling HIV infection through blood transfusions. "In the last three to four years, the country has really made tremendous progress transfusing quality blood," he said.

--Edited IANS


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
2. Women find difficulty in calling it Quits
3. Women recognise faces better
4. Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy
5. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
6. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
7. Risk for Pregnant Women
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity
10. Women benefit from consuming fish
11. Women are at risk with raised cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/19/2017)... , ... February 19, 2017 , ... ProBrand Glitch is a set of 30 glitch ... Glitch users can easily reveal any logo with a glitch reveal in just a few ... over the style and animation of each preset. Use these presets to add a uniquely ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited Ken Matthews to visit its ... products. Ken was impressed with the safety and reliability of the Stannah Stairlift ... his show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can be heard on News Radio ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Smiles by Seese is ... in Davidson, NC. Dr. Brian Seese leads the practice as a skilled and highly ... one roof. Smiles by Seese serves patients of all ages with excellence in general, ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Feb. 22, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/deviceapproval ... asking before selecting an FDA approval pathway? , How should they evaluate ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... by fall 2017 season , Trinity Health and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced ... Success program in underserved communities. Soccer for Success, the Foundation’s soccer mentoring program, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/18/2017)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Feb. 17, 2017  Pharmaceutical ... medical insights about products either in development or already on ... requirements have forced the pharma industry to alter how it ... advisory boards, consulting leader Best Practices, LLC conducted a new ... boards. ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... Arvinas LLC, a private biotechnology company creating ... today announced the presentation of new preclinical data on ... session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2017 ... FL. "The new data ... potential of PROTACs to drive durable and robust responses ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to their offering. ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , and Rest of ... 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: