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:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American workforce ... stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset in ... workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally checked ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global Lyme ... on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. Over ... The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase awareness ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team Texas, ... is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be a ... (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. R. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and engineer of patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids ... worth $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Robert Mondavi, one of the ... Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as more patients are discovering the many different ... more about the options currently available to them and which ones might work for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... --   , Total Sales ... Sales  Clinical sales grow 16% year-over-year  , ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... quarter ended March 31, 2016 and provided an update ... strategy. First Quarter 2016 Revenue Results by ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... titled, "Skincare Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... to the report, the global skincare devices market was ... anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10.1% from ... 2023. Browse the full Skincare Devices Market (Treatment ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... NEW DELHI , April 27, 2016 ... CSR initiative to save newborns ... ,s hospital for women & newborns in collaboration with Breast ... has launched the first Pasteurized Human Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in ... the best nutritional food source for infants and should be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: