Navigation Links
Incidence Of HIV/AIDS In The Indian Armed Forces Negligible

The incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Indian armed forces is a mere 0.028 percent as compared to the national average and efforts are being made to reduce// this even further, the military's top doctor said Thursday.

"Contracting HIV/AIDS is not a crime. Not reporting it is a crime," Surgeon Vice Admiral Vijay K. Singh, director general of the Armed Forces Medical Services, said at a briefing here.

The national average of the incidence of HIV/AIDS was 0.9 percent, he said.

"We are spreading the message that if treatment is started within 24 hours, 100 percent success is guaranteed. Even if there is delay in starting treatment, all is not lost," he said.

Pointing out that the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the US armed forces was 0.026 percent, Singh said this was due to compulsory screening that the Indian government had now been asked to enforce.

Even so, Indian soldiers going abroad on UN peacekeeping missions are screened before their departure and return.

"During the last two years, medical officers from the battalion level upwards have been regularly giving lectures to the troops and screening films for them on the hazards of unprotected sex. We are even providing free condoms to soldiers," Singh pointed out.

"I can say with confidence that deaths due to HIV/AIDS are almost nil. In the near future, we hope to insulate the armed forces from the scourge of HIV/AIDS," he added.

The briefing was called to announce the 15th Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference being held here March 26-31. It is to be attended by some 500 delegates, half of them from India, and also from abroad, including the US, Australia, Pakistan and China.

"This is part of a continuing series of conferences for military medical professionals in the Southeast Asian and Pacific regions to promote cooperation and collegial fraternity among them," Singh said of the event, being co-hosted by the Ho nolulu-based US Pacific Command.

"This exchange of information seeks to increase knowledge and understanding among medical professionals of different countries in areas like combat, medical support, clinical research and preventive military medicine," Singh added.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS
2. An Increase In Incidence Of Childhood Cancer
3. Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise
4. Incidence of breast cancer increasing in urban India
5. Antibiotic Treatment For Acne Found To Increase Incidence Of Respiratory Illness
6. Beta-Carotene Linked With Lower Incidence Of Deaths In Elderly
7. Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Incidence Of Falls In Elderly
8. Historic Increase In Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Scotland
9. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
10. Incidence of iron deficiency reduced by nutrient enhanced cereal- rice
11. High Incidence of Whooping cough
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/17/2018)... ... August 17, 2018 , ... An August 7 ... that premature births and low birth weight could be significantly reduced if women were ... for gingivitis (gum disease) which a very large number of pregnant women suffer from ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... ... August 15, 2018 , ... Many people might desire more ... achieve it. That’s where a great new option comes in: Injectable filler, which can ... Au, MD of Advanced Dermatology P.C. , An increasingly popular option for ...
(Date:8/15/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2018 , ... On July ... at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event ... addition to golfing, tennis and dinner, the event included a performance by mentalist and ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... ... organizations (DSO) with nearly 400 affiliated offices across 16 states, is pleased to ... San Diego, California. , Smile Brands will provide full-service administrative support to the ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... , ... August 10, 2018 , ... ... leader in Gout Relief. , What is gout? This painful, persistent condition originates ... a result of high levels of uric acid. Other contributing factors may be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... Penn State graduate, Dr. Kevin Pauza, ... begun training and certifying spine physicians across the United States on his technique ... at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in July, and have begun ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... 03, 2018 , ... Flexefits, a pioneer in direct -pay, direct access health ... participants in Direct Primary Care arrangements to keep HSA eligibility and permit DPC provider ... and $300 per family per month.) , “We are very pleased to see the ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... What: The Wharton School is ... Funding, which will allow up to five business reporters who cover aspects of public ... Philadelphia this year. Each funding opportunity covers the cost of tuition, course materials, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: