Navigation Links
HIV incidence in India on the downward trend

According to the joint study conducted by India and Canada which was carried out by the University of Toronto and an Indian research institute reported// a decrease in the HIV prevalence. The data revealed that women aged 15 to 24 years suffering from HIV in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had fallen from 1.7% to 1.1 % in a four-year period. This tread is mainly seen in the four south Indian states.

The four states account for 75 % of people living with HIV in India. Previously it was stated that India accounted for about 5.1 million people suffering from AIDS. India has the world's second-highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS next to South Africa. Active surveillance and robust peer intervention among high risk groups such as female sex workers had an impact in the south. New infections fell by 35 % from 2000-2004. Dr. Prabhat Jha of the Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Toronto said at a news conference that the decline in the rates of HIV is welcoming news. All this is possible because India has been pushing condom use as key to its anti-AIDS strategy, along with loyalty to one's spouse.

The study said the fall in new infections was seen across the rural-urban divide as well as among the literate and illiterate. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, the main author of the study, said that the new HIV infections had plunged to 28,000 in 2004 from 520,000 in 2003, sparking disbelief among health experts. But gaps remained in HIV surveillance in north India, states like Uttar Pradesh and impoverished Bihar. The northern states are much more of a challenge as there are fewer HIV surveillance sites.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cataract incidence high among people on a high carbohydrate diet.
2. Higher incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
3. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
4. AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent
5. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
6. International community warns India on HIV situation
7. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
8. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
9. India to benefit from pharma companies move
10. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
11. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... the GTEC Orange facility from 8:00am-10:00am on Monday, April 3rd to commemorate the ... will be an opportunity for area-residents to celebrate two great years while also ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The homeowner improvement and repair market ... utilizing DIY and unlicensed contractors for renovations is also on the rise. Per a ... 2015, and of those, 42% failed to use a licensed contractor.(2) The risks associated ...
(Date:3/26/2017)... ... March 26, 2017 , ... ... the RealSelf 100 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the ... find and connect with doctors and clinics. , In 2016, more than 82 ...
(Date:3/25/2017)... ... ... Norland at Swissray is pleased to announce the release of the ELITE DXA, a ... an active scan window, which is more than double that of existing bone densitometers. ... not undergo an accurate total body bone density or body composition study. The ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... military at the same time by providing Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course ... the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017  iCAD (Nasdaq: ICAD), an ... and radiation therapy for the early identification and ... Detection received Premarket Approval (PMA) from the U.S. ... is a first-of-its-kind, concurrent-read computer aided detection solution ... latest innovation available on the PowerLook® Breast Health ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 27, 2017  PhaseRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZRX), a ... liver diseases in children, today reported financial results ... December 31, 2016 and provided an update on ... to make progress during the fourth quarter of ... our non-human primate safety study, and with our lead ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... PUNE, India , March 24, 2017 Abdominal Aortic ... reach $2,614 million by 2022, Globally, registering a CAGR of 5.1% from 2016 to ... and is projected to dominate the market during the study period. ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: