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India Launches A Massive Campaign Against HIV/AIDS In Rural Areas

ntroduce Aids education in schools.

Currently the village councils manage rural development plans, community services, and public health and family welfare. Explaining that the council members usually belong to the village and have direct access to all the families in their area, the officials are of the opinion that due to this wide reach they would probably have the potential to make campaign a success.

The officials have explained that that the council members are now being encouraged to make HIV and Aids part of local-level planning and to concentrate on various myths that are associated with the disease. The health officials did however accept that even though the risk that the virus could cause to the population is very large, there is however a very little awareness especially among women regarding he spread and prevention of the disease.

Experts have also explained that the low social status the women specially in rural India enjoy could be a cause that would be making them more vulnerable to the many diseases that are sexually transmitted. Official reports have indicated that though India has suffered from HIV/AIDS from the past 20 yrs, the measures to control the disease had only begun in a serious note from the past 6-7 years or so. It had also reported that most of the awareness and prevention programmes have always focussed their attention on the high-risk groups.

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