Navigation Links
Testing For HIV/AIDS Compulsory For New Military Recruits

Terming the disease as "virus enemy number one", the Indian armed forces will make testing for HIV/AIDS compulsory for new recruits in all the three wings from Oct 1.

"Today the armed forces considers the HIV virus enemy number one// and, therefore, AIDS/HIV testing for all new recruits to the navy, army and the air force will be made mandatory from Oct 1," said the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Surgeon Vice Admiral Vijay K. Singh.

"This is one of the most effective ways to keep the armed forces free from the scourge and keep it fit for combat at all times," Singh said on the sidelines of a national conference on environmental medicine at the Armed Forces Medical College here, adding that "the armed forces would use all its might to eliminate the enemy".

India is the second highest HIV-affected country in the world after South Africa.

Singh said 96 centres were operational all over the country to carry out testing on nearly 100,000 fresh recruits annually. The Armed Forces Medical Services would also set up an additional 30 testing centres, he said.

Asked about the extent of AIDS/HIV prevalence in the forces, the medical service chief, without divulging figures, said preventive methods had reduced the spread drastically.

Singh said that under the leadership of Admiral Arun Prakash, all wings of the armed forces had been campaigning to wipe out the disease from the ranks and file.

A two-and-half hour feature film "Dastak" (Knock) is being screened in all units since last year to spread awareness and has proved effective, he said.

Singh said top priority was given to administer anti-retroviral drugs to treat freshly detected HIV cases in the armed forces. "Early detection and treatment will help contain the disease," he added.

Singh said those armed forces units going abroad on various assignments and those returning home would al so be made to take HIV tests. Regular and stringent testing is being carried out in AIDS-prone areas like the northeast and border areas to combat the disease.

--IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
2. Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery
3. Testing for blood sugar levels made easier
4. DNA Testing For More Accurate Results
5. SARS vaccine shows promise in Animal Testing
6. Testing Of Saliva May Predict Dental Caries
7. Diagnosing Sleep Apnea By Overnight Sleep Testing Method
8. Testing genes for disease does not cause harm to children of people with Alzheimers
9. Testing Your Health & Charging Your Mobile At One Go - Check Out The Urine Powered Batteries
10. Japanese And Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies Join Together In Drug Testing
11. Eye Diseases Diagnosed Through Genetical Testing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The event is being held on April 7, 2016 from ... Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the care and cure ... disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise awareness and funds ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. ... toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows students ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, ... PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... SARASOTA, Fla., (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... appetizing recipes just in time for this weekend’s Big Game. Take the stress out ... ingredients that will keep your guests happy at every stage of the game. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Stuart Bentkover, MD, FACS is thrilled to ... the most effective tattoo removal today, Dr. Bentkover is the only doctor in Central ... the PicoSure has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Worldwide Radiology ... significant growth as next generation systems provide a ... radiology for cancer surgery. New systems pinpoint the ... that has been such a problem previously, limiting ... Radiosurgery robots take cancer surgery far beyond what ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  Montoya Love is recognized by ... field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory Systems Operations ... Manufacturing and selling a ... Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories and life ... countries across the globe. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... (NASDAQ: OMCL ), a leading provider of medication ... results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended ... GAAP results: Revenue for the fourth quarter of ... from the third quarter of 2015, and up $8.8 ... Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $484.6 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: