Navigation Links
Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan

Stigma and a lack of education and prevention efforts are fueling the spread of HIV in Afghanistan, the New York Times// reports.

According to the Times, there are 69-recorded cases of HIV in the country; however, some health officials say the actual number of cases is much higher. The World Health Organization estimates that about 1,000 to 2,000 Afghans are HIV-positive.

Nilufar Egamberdi, a World Bank consultant on HIV/AIDS, said the WHO estimate is "not even close to reality." According to the Times, Afghanistan "faces the additional vulnerabilities of countries emerging from conflict -- lack of education and government services; mass movements of people; and a sudden influx of aid money, commerce and outsiders."

In addition, Afghanistan's proximity to Russia, China and India -- which have some of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics worldwide -- and the migration of its residents are fueling the spread of HIV. The country, which produces the largest amounts of opium and heroin in the world, has about one million injection drug users, according to United Nations estimates. In addition, about 30% of blood used for transfusions in the country's hospitals is screened for HIV, according to a World Bank report.

According to Saifur Rehman, director of the National AIDS Control program at the Ministry of Health, about 80% of government hospitals screen blood for HIV, but many other institutions do not. Rehman added that health providers in the country are not well-informed about HIV and often reuse needles. A lack of knowledge about the virus among commercial sex workers in Kabul, the country's capital, also is contributing to the spread of the virus, according to the Times.

A 2003 survey by the German international aid organization ORA International found that one of 126 surveyed sex workers was familiar with condoms and that one had knowledge of HIV/AIDS. There are no treatment centers in the country,
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools
2. Education, an Impetus to Combat HIV/AIDS
3. Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer
4. Prevention is better than cure
5. Prevention of cataracts
6. Medications to Prevent Relapse to Cocaine Use
7. Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes
8. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
9. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
10. Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses
11. Preventing mental decline in the aged
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Stigma Lack Education Prevent the Spread HIV Afghanistan

(Date:4/23/2014)... important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from ... that has been directly linked to cancer and other ... that near the end of cell division, the enzyme ... in DNA are fully repaired before the parent cell ... process helps safeguard against some of the most devastating ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a ... single cell inside that population has been seriously ... , In the Royal Society of Chemistry journal ... he and his coworkers have developed a novel ... protein ( Chem. Sci. , 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00578C, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Washington, April 21, 2014 Five for-profit and ... of $1.25 million in Proof of Concept grants ... ideas into commercial products, the Life Sciences Discovery ... $300,000 Entrepreneur Mentoring Program grant to the Washington ... statewide advisory network to train the next generation ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... also known as Ritalin, may prevent the depletion of ... , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... diet or trying to focus attention on a boring ... one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for ... exert self-control effectively on subsequent tasks. , "It is ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with ... coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed ... elimination of seizures in nearly half of the implanted ... That,s good news for a large portion of the ... whose seizures can,t be controlled with medications and who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study identifies enzymes that help fix cancer-causing DNA defects 2Health News:Following a protein's travel inside cells is key to improving patient monitoring, drug development 2Health News:LSDF announces commercialization grants and Entrepreneur Mentoring Program 2Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2Health News:Newly approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy 2
... is alright. But there is a flip side too . ... child's risk of developing asthma. The traditional advice that swimming ... a new study seems to indicate. ,Pediatrics, a ... indoor chlorinated pools during their early years have higher rates ...
... to use a particular cell model that mimics the structure of ... model she identified a rogue cell type that may cause cancer ... it is not possible to study what happens in the real ... cultured cells grown outside the body. Through this model we first ...
... that lizard mothers dress their children in different colour patterns, ... face as adults . ,Researchers at the University ... are able to induce different colour patterns in their broods ... they will wear for the rest of their lives. ...
... That is a scary prospect indeed. Canadian health authorities have ... to radiation from radon gas. ,Radon is a ... uranium in soils and rocks. It is considered a leading ... can also build up to dangerous levels inside homes. It ...
... have found that plants 'know' more about their environment than ... can sense the presence of neighbouring plants through changes in ... in the soil, and adjust their own growth accordingly. ... say they have found that plants that are grown alongside ...
... myelin is associated with the early evolution of Huntington's disease. ... Memory Disorders and Alzheimer's Disease Clinic, suggested in the journal ... type of myelin that develops late in life promotes the ... Myelin is the "insulation" that wraps around nerve axons in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exposure to Chlorinated Swimming Pools Could Increase Asthma Risk in Children 2Health News:Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life 2Health News:Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life 3Health News:Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation 2Health News:Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation 3Health News:Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation 4Health News:Myelin Associated With Early Evolution of Huntington's Disease 2Health News:Myelin Associated With Early Evolution of Huntington's Disease 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... Healthcare Services, Inc. ("DHS"), a portfolio company of GMH Ventures ... Equipment, Inc. ("Progressive") of Clarion, PA ... not disclosed. Progressive is a full service ... sleep, mobility, and respiratory products to customers in the western ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Va. , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in ... oxygen chamber. Dr. Susan M. Barnes , ... Dr. Barnes and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation partner ... Summit , May 14-16, 2014 at the Global Center ... . This is the premier industry ... achievements through open innovation. Participants will learn how world-changing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... launched ABAS ( Atlas-based Autosegmentation ) 2.0 software, ... Estimation (STAPLE) algorithm to increase contouring accuracy. ABAS—considered ... of anatomy previously defined on a reference image ... structure set fit to the patient anatomy and ...
... Pa., Oct. 1 Encorium Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... conducting studies in over 30 countries for many of the ... has extended the expiration date for its pending rights offering ... rights may now be exercised at any time prior to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Elekta Launches ABAS 2.0 Autosegmentation Software Used to Plan Radiation Therapy in Patients With Cancer 2Encorium Group, Inc. Extends Expiration of Its Pending Rights Offering 2Encorium Group, Inc. Extends Expiration of Its Pending Rights Offering 3Encorium Group, Inc. Extends Expiration of Its Pending Rights Offering 4Encorium Group, Inc. Extends Expiration of Its Pending Rights Offering 5Encorium Group, Inc. Extends Expiration of Its Pending Rights Offering 6
... for High Throughput Screening (HTS), Analyst ... into HTS by sharing all the ... Analyst AD, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence plarization, ... for seamless integration into robotic environments, ...
... most advanced multi-functional microplate detection system, ... performance without compromising flexibility. ,The ... on the Ultra instrument platform. New ... adds to the flexibility of the ...
... The FLUOstar is a flexible multifunction ... modes in one instrument: fluorescence intensity, time-resolved ... OPTIMA can be equipped with injectors that ... so that fast kinetic cell assays can ...
The basic modular Wallac 1420 VICTOR2 is a manually operated platereader which enables luminometry, fluorometry and photometry measurements to be made....
Medicine Products: