Navigation Links
Government Initiates A Program To Curb HIV

A Program called ‘Safe Needle Exchange Program’ has been initiated by Health Ministry inorder to curb the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS among the drug users in the city. // While speaking to the reporters at the third international inter-faith conference, Anbumani Ramadoss, Union minister said that the virus is more likely to contract through the educated youth who are prone to drug use.

Mr. Anbumani added that the "Incidence of HIV/AIDS through drug abuse was usually high in North Eastern states. But it has slowly spread to Punjab and now was seen raising its ugly hood in Chennai too,"

A Recent study shows that more than 600 million youth of the country were equally at risk comparing to the high-risk categories like truck drivers, MSMs and commercial sex workers and of the total estimated number of HIV positives, which was around 5 million, around 57 per cent belonged to the rural areas and 40% of them were women.

The Health Ministry along with the Home Ministry is now working out the legal issues of providing safe needles to drug users. The Ministry has also planned on introducing a law against discrimination of HIV positives in the Parliament during the next budget session and also any discrimination against the HIV infected, at the work place, educational institutions and treatment centres, would not be tolerated and dealt with an iron hand. - Anbumani said.

The policy of the Health Ministry has shifted from "abstinence" to "condom promotion" and "Over 1,00,000 condom vending machines would be set up in toilets, petrol pumps, dhabas and other such places for promoting the use of condoms among the public," – He added.

While acknowledging the role of organisations, Mr. Anbumani said that a community-based approach to tackle the issue is required and the current challenge is on solving the issue of ‘converting awareness to a structured behavioural change’


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
2. The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
5. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
6. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
7. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
8. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
9. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
10. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
11. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Integrated Rental Services (“Integrated Rental”), a ... LLC (“JII”). , With support from JII, Integrated Rental is poised for expansion ... centers, clinics, research labs and medical facilities across the United States. , General ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Califia Farms , ... that its iconic bottle has won top honors in Beverage World Magazine’s Global Packaging ... also announced that it has been selected as a 2015 U.S.A. Taste Champion in ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... the 1980s we have seen vast improvements in scientific research and discoveries, leading ... strides, providing increased hope and relief to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Mediaplanet’s cross-platform ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The importance of volumetric ... the focus of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation here, at the 101st Annual ... abstracts highlight the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative breast imaging software tools for ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation ... FierceMobileHealthcare. Next IT Healthcare was recognized as a finalist in the category of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... , 1 de diciembre de 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... para cuchillas de precisión, develó hoy un ... identidad de marca. El nuevo logo destaca ... y la ingeniería de productos con cuchillas ... ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015 During ... in San Francisco, CA , ... to the coronary marketplace. During a satellite symposium, ... Stent Design to Minimize Restenosis", a renowned physician ... available Medinol NIRxcell™ CoCr Coronary Stent System and ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage ... announced today that the company will present at the LD ... at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los ... Relmada Therapeutics, will present on Thursday, December 3, at 9:00 ... . Please register at least 10 minutes prior to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: