Navigation Links
New Fund Launched To Help HIV Positive Women

The HIV Women's and Children's Fund has been launched in Singapore by Balaji Sadasivan, the Senior Minister of State for Health. The object of the fund is to help the women and children who are HIV positive to cope with the treatment they require.// The KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) will administer the Fund, which has over US$ 200,000 already.

As many as 10% of the new HIV infections in Singapore are accounted for by women, who continue to remain a vulnerable group. The women in the city-state have no one to care for them, and they often forego treatment to either take care of the children or due to a lack of finances. Singapore has 17 HIV positive children who had contracted the disease from birth, and the only healthcare facility available to them is the hospital.

A child requires anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs costing US$ 9,600 annually to raise its immunity levels, while in the case of an adult it can range between US$ 12,000 and US$ 15,000. The HIV positive women and children will get the ARV treatment for six months from the Fund. The risk of transmission from mother to child can be reduced to 1% from the current 25% by early treatment. The public is also expected to contribute towards the fund which will be utilized for hiring more social workers over the next few months, and build up their capacity to help these people. Singapore has a HIV positive population of 2,584 as of October 2005. The financial burden of the disease is higher as AIDS patients are vulnerable to other contagious diseases like tuberculosis and cholera.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK
2. New Oat And Soy-Based Fat Replacer Launched
3. Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico
4. Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched
5. Use Of Viread Spreads As New Anti-AIDS Site Is Launched
6. Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra Launched In India By Pfizer
7. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
8. Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester
9. New Home-Fertility Kit Launched For Men
10. Stroke Awareness Campaign Launched In Indian State
11. Cancer Cover Insurance “The Big V” Is Launched In U.
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions ... SL User Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of ... SL software users, partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The moment ... itself for not only fulfilling the needs of advisers and clients but going ... price and providing top-tier customer service. However, there's always room for improvement, which ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to announce that on ... accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored to join this ... colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. CBD College is ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Dr. ... Medical Associates, Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at St., ... observed that both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and require time-critical ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class ... (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite 5.10 product line. , Making the change ... version of Asterisk that will receive not only security fixes, but feature and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... adds "Global Repaglinide Industry ... Report on China Repaglinide Market, 2010-2019" ... data and information to its online ... . --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 ... the addition of the "Global Brain ... their offering. --> ) ... "Global Brain Monitoring Devices Market 2015-2019" ... Research and Markets ( ) has ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... WILMINGTON, N.C. , Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announces the planned investment of at least $15.8 ... in Wilmington, NC . The ... services capacity to meet the growing demands of ... Wilmington site expansion will provide up ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: