Navigation Links
Good Response from Pregnant Women in Delhi for Free ART Therapy

The number of children affected by AIDS/HIV in India has considerably increased over the previous years. More than 340 infant deaths in New Delhi can be attributed to the deadly disease every year, raising concerns regarding the prevalence of the disease among pregnant women//.

Nearly 22,837 new born children are infected with the disease and about 11,434 die due to it at the present. Currently, an estimated 2, 02,000 children suffer from HIV/AIDS in India.

In response to the above situation, a silent campaign has been launched in the capital to ensure protection of a child from the disease. It is also targeted at institution of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to the pregnant mother to improve her health and reduce the risk of mother-child transmission of HIV.

A pregnant mother with HIV has a 30% chance of transmitting the infection to her child. The risk of transmission during vaginal delivery. The only way to reduce this type of transmission is encouraging women to come forward to get tested for the virus.

Several programmes have been accomplished to achieve the desired objective. An outreach programme called `MITWA', provides mobile HIV testing services and counseling services, in the rural or slum areas where people are largely ignorant regarding the spread of HIV. The Delhi Health Department, has also initiated several of `Stree Shakti' camps to promote free health tests detecting the presence of infection.

Several health centers popularly called Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission Centres (PPTCs) in Delhi, nearly 49 pregnant women received anti-retroviral drug Neviraprine, which has been found to be very effective in preventing the spread of the disease from the mother to the child. This figure is much better when compared to the previous years where less than 40 of them had received treatment. The drug, if administered to the pregnant mother four hours before the delivery, would be effective in preventing the infection in the newborn. Currently, the drug is being given free of cost by the PPTCs and is found to be beneficial to the mother as well. Although, promising figures have been obtained regarding the response to ART therapy, it is equally important to target many more pregnant women who could be suffering from the disease through appropriate programs.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time
2. Increasing Insulin Response In Type 2 Diabetics With New Protein Mixture
3. Reflecting On Personal Values Can Lower Stress Responses
4. Chromosome Ends Trigger DNA Damage Response For Telomere Protection
5. Immune Response Of Human Beings Can Be Re-energized
6. Inhospitable Response Curtail Growth Of Specialty Hospitals: United States
7. Placing a Finger on Responses to Placebo Types
8. Women Portray Stronger Immune Response As Compared to Men, Study Suggests
9. WHO Commends Indias Bird Flu Response
10. Genes And Environmental Factors Determine Stress Response
11. Immune Response To Flu Shots Influenced By Bereavement And Marital Status
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle ... chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of ... Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today ... cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two ... the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has ... 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their ... Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart ... electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits ... structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: