Navigation Links
Sex Workers Adopt IT Solutions to Fight AIDS

If you think IT is only for the white collar tech-savvy urbanites, think again. Marginalised sex workers in Karnataka are now swiping their newly acquired smart// cards to avail themselves of discounts on daily purchases while keeping a check on HIV/AIDS.

About 500 disorganised sex workers in Mysore and Mandya districts of Karnataka are now armed with smart cards that not only prompt them to get regular health check ups to keep track of their STI (sexually transmitted infections) status but also get discounts on their daily purchases - from grocery to perfumes.

This pilot project began in July in the two districts at the initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in association with the University of Manitoba, Canada. It can be replicated in the rest of India if proved successful, Sushena Reza-Paul, assistant professor at the university, told IANS from Mysore.

"When we started the STI prevention programme and issued health cards to the majority of illiterate women here, who are not brothel-based like Kolkata's Sonagachi red light area, we found that follow-up is a big problem. They come from villages and go back and there are several girls of the same name," said Reza-Paul, who is also an advisor to Ashodaya Mahila Samannaya Samity, a sex workers' organisation.

Reza-Paul said that these sex workers were initially given ID numbers, which they did not remember. Following this, they were issued health cards, but they did not attach much value to it.

"It was then that we thought of using IT solutions to get them interested in periodic health check ups for HIV/AIDS prevention by issuing cards that would also entitle them to get discounts on daily purchases. The economic benefit of the card will prompt them to get periodic health check ups, failing which the card cannot be renewed," said Reza-Paul.

"We contacted their preferred vendors from whom they buy their daily grocery, sari, refreshment
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Popcorn Workers At Health Risk
2. A Move To Help Commercial Sex Workers Quit Their Business
3. Journal Recommends How To Improve The Performance Of Health Workers
4. Injury Rates High For Workers In Poultry Farms
5. Safety Of Indian Sex Workers At Risk Due To Poor Condom Usage
6. Poultry Workers To Adopt Anti-Flu Guidelines
7. Police should work as Mental Health Workers
8. Rehabilitate Sex Workers - Mata Amritanandamayi
9. Nearly 15% Of U.S. Workers Work Under The Influence Of Alcohol
10. Pay Cut Leads To Increased Levels Of Insomnia Among Workers
11. Monday Morning Blues Hit Sick British Workers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Sex Workers Adopt Solutions Fight AIDS

(Date:11/27/2014)... VogueQueen.com is making every effort to ... the world. As the premier online supplier of elegant ... to release a huge selection of sexy prom dresses ... is also providing many beautiful styles in its product ... at discounted prices. , “VogueQueen.com hopes to provide a ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Dr. Ronald Receveur, who has a leading ... oral health tips before patients dig into the annual Thanksgiving ... New Albany affordable cosmetic dentistry, and his staff understand ... sugar. While the staff wishes everyone a happy and safe ... patients can enjoy a feast that is also healthy on ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Allowing children to help with chores while they are ... responsibility, ownership, boosts self-esteem, and above all, helps parents maintain ... question is, how do you encourage your children to want ... published by Child Development Journal, there is. The study found ... child’s willingness to lend a hand. , The study ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... India (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Ethane ... company, has announced online reputation management service. ... a comprehensive study about the world of internet marketing ... and Yahoo. , Ethane Web Technologies does not ... it first analyzes the project to reach a conclusion ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... CA, (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... browser-based presentation platform, focused on increasing audience engagement ... Britannic Technologies. Lintelus’ software platform includes a multitude ... and presenter in a collaborative, interactive multi-screen environment. ... and the presentation in real time on their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A New Collection of Sexy Prom Dresses Has Been Released by the Reliable Online Supplier VogueQueen.com 2Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 2Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 3Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 4Health News:Ethane Web Technologies Announces Online Reputation Management Service 2Health News:Lintelus Showcases its Feature-Rich Presentation Technology Solution at Convergence Summit’s Annual Event in London 2
... With national focus on health reform, NY hospital system looks to ... area,s largest automated medical record system , GREAT NECK, ... it is subsidizing up to 85 percent of the cost of ... offices of its more than 7,000 affiliated physicians in New York ...
... Passes Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of ... Federation of Government Employees, today, lauded the efforts of Congress ... health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For ... in the VA funding process. AFGE applauds these members of ...
... One Heartland will host "S,more to Love", a cocktail fundraiser on ... NYC to benefit Birch Family Camp. , Celebrating its 20th year, ... members) from the 5 boroughs of NYC, along with 200 volunteers ... camp facility located in the Hudson Valley. Throughout the year ...
... Today Health and Wellness Partners, Inc. (HWP), a wholly owned ... new line of nutraceutical products called Surge, www.feelthesurge.com ... the world to develop and refine production of the product ... said, "We placed our first large production order with one ...
... Fla., Oct. 15 Technology companies have been doing ... space has recently gathered some thoughtful discussion in hospitals ... expansion of medical care into secondary markets. One developer, ... believes there,s application in off-campus medical office buildings (MOBs). ...
... in Cell Cultures and in Patients , PHILADELPHIA, ... to The Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute will ... HIV infection -- a unique class of drugs focused ... AIDS. , Unlike many current HIV treatments, which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 2Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 3Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 4Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 5Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 6Health News:North Shore-LIJ Health System Investing $400M to Connect Up to 7,000 Physicians, 13 Hospitals with Electronic Health Records System 7Health News:VA Funding Reform Bill Clears Congress 2Health News:One Heartland Hosting: S'more to Love Cocktail Fundraiser 2Health News:Health and Wellness Partners, Inc., Says to America 'Feel the Surge' 2Health News:Health and Wellness Partners, Inc., Says to America 'Feel the Surge' 3Health News:Oaks Development Group Launches Physician Incubator Space in Palm Coast Medical Office Building 2Health News:NeuroAIDS is Target of Federal Grant to Children's Hospital 2Health News:NeuroAIDS is Target of Federal Grant to Children's Hospital 3Health News:NeuroAIDS is Target of Federal Grant to Children's Hospital 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014 Scott Steiger ... most of the world. As an engineer for the past 20 ... member of the military service. He,s been to six of the ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161076 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161077 ... for travelers, he has a pretty good idea of what,s required. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014  CARsgen, a leader in the development of ... a variety of cancers, today announced the completion of ... China -based healthcare private equity fund.   ... the development of new therapeutics for liver, lung, stomach ... and Shanghai Renji Hospital, the company plans to initiate ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... -- According to the new research ... Battery, Pneumatic), by Product (Drill, Saw, Stapler, Reamer, ... (Orthopedic, ENT, Oral, Thoracic, Neurology) - Global Forecasts ... Instruments Market is estimated to be worth around ... expected to grow at a moderate CAGR during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Steiger Has Created the First Pill Case Specifically Designed For Travel 2CARsgen Completes Series A Financing 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 3Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 4
... new ad campaign warns Mississippi legislators that SB ... State Board of Pharmacy (instead of the State Insurance ... power transfer would create a conflict of interest since ... contracts with PBMs and could financially benefit from the ...
... 16, 2011 Get content from Novo Nordisk ... Novo Nordisk announced on March 15 ... (SFDA) has approved Victoza® for the treatment of ... for liraglutide, the first once-daily human Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New PCMA Ad Campaign on SB 2445: Letting 'Fox Guard the Henhouse' Will Increase Health Care Costs 2Video from Novo Nordisk A/S available on thenewsmarket.com: Novo Nordisk Receives Approval for Victoza in China 2
The KAT-Quick Malaria test was designed for the diagnosis of Malaria, in laboratories, the home and for medical kits when travelling into malaria regions....
The Malaria Combo Test is a rapid test for the qualitative detection of Plasmodium falciparum and / or Plasmodium vivax , Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae antigen in whole blood. This ...
Ultraview SL 3800...
... the Acuity central station and Welch Allyn ... non-monitored beds into centrally monitored beds. Using ... hardwired monitors and clinical devices, the Acuity ... community hospital to a teaching institution. Operating ...
Medicine Products: