Navigation Links
Kerala: God’s Own Country Prevails Against AID

In a grim battle, the public health officials, in the picturesque state of Kerala have triumphed in keeping the AIDS pandemic in check.// Statistics show that infection did not escalate last year. Number of cases increased by only 0.32 %, in the general population.

Figures show that incidence of HIV infection among injecting drug users (IDU) did show a surge. In fact, the figures provided by Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS) show that it has doubled from last year. Interestingly, HIV positive cases among gays also showed an increase, denoting that AIDS affecting men who indulge in sex with men (MSM) has gone up to 3.2 per cent. Officials will have to revamp their strategies to deal with these high-risk groups.

KSACS have been actively involved with novel intervention programmes since 2003.Their focus was mainly on IDUs in Kozhikode. A rapid survey assessment of drug use showed a high risk of AIDS in cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kochi.

IDUs show lesser inhibition to share needles, and have no qualms of indulging in unsafe sex and were also seen to have more than one sexual partner. KSACS plans to reintroduce a program, which had to be abandoned in February 2006 in the light of stiff criticism. This programme aims to provide drug users, with fresh needles and syringes to dissuade them from re using old ones.

There is increasing evidence of HIV outbreaks in India, among men who have sex with men. Sadly, the needs of this group of people are less addressed by National AIDS Programmes. KSACS intends to launch programmes for such people soon. Another source of concern is the influx of laborers from bordering states where AIDS is highly prevalent. Kerala now figures in the list of states that have successfully met the targets set by the National AIDS Control Programme.This state is in the frontline now, taking the lead. All geared to focus on meeting the goals of Phase 111 of NACP, KSACS intends to take HIV prevention programmes to grass root levels.


Related medicine news :

1. Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs
2. WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS
3. Probable cases of SARS- A Countrywise breakdown
4. Decisions On End-of-Life Treatment Found To Vary From Country To Country
5. DOTS For Tuberculosis TO Cover Entire Country
6. Country music legend Buck Owens dead
7. Hiring Trained Professionals from Developing Country Should Be Stopped
8. Fat Content In McDonald’s & KFCs Foods Varies From Country To Countr
9. AIDS Assessment Centres To Be Increased In The Country
10. Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country
11. Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... 1Heart Caregiver ... of the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce held from November 6-8, ... , 1Heart Caregiver Services, as an active delegate from the Philippine American Chamber ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Until now, the ... set forth in the MOMS (Management of Myelomeningocele Study) trial. One of these exclusion ... and Prevention), a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, 25 - 29.9 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... ... According to research by the National Association of Dental ... certified or obtain continuing education. To increase awareness of the lack of standards ... inform dentists that the technicians they trust could lack the skills and knowledge ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... MOSI ... Land, and Sea along with Back to the Jurassic to their collection of interactive ... INDE has created dynamic worlds that will allow guests to get closer than ever ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... In ... Halloween festivities, the Word of Life Christian Church of Flint, MI, hosted a ... a giant 1.25 ton pile of candy dubbed “Candy Mountain”. , A Forever ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 MEDTEC Japan 2016, Asia,s ... industry, is to be held in Tokyo from 20 th  - 22 nd ... --> -->   --> ... the United States . With the aging population and the ... to grow steadily. --> the United States . With ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Vascular Ltd., together with its subsidiaries (the "Company" or ... LLC and Quattro Vascular Pte. Ltd., collectively the "Group"), ... distribution of advanced therapeutic solutions for the minimally invasive ... a three-judge panel of the United States ... ("Federal Circuit") has unanimously granted the Group and Dr. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  DURECT Corporation ... Matt Hogan , Chief Financial Officer, ... Conference on Tuesday, December 8 at 2:45 ... held at the Westin Grand Central Hotel ... available for one-on-one meetings at this conference; ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: