Navigation Links
WHO Alerts Governments to Step Up Action to Curb AIDS

WHO has coaxed political leaders of the Western Pacific region to take action to curb HIV. Survey points out that 2006 has witnessed the phenomenal increase// in Aids infection with figures escalating to 8.6 million. Only 1 million of that figure had AIDS in the previous year. WHO has issued the call to governments to intervene and adopt appropriate measures to contain the spreading of the virus.

Mr. Shigeru Omi, the director for Western Pacific Region of the WHO highlighted the fact that unprotected sex accounts for about 50% of the new infections in 2006. Papua New Guinea and Vietnam has emerged as potential hotspots. Vietnam has witnessed doubling of HIV infections in the last six years whereas Papua New Guinea has seen dramatic increase since 2003. Vietnam has over 2,60,000 people infected with the virus. In Asia, over 44% of the patients have contracted HIV whilst injecting drugs. Unprotected paid sex and unprotected sex between men are also seen as potential causes for the spread of the virus.

A worrying trend as per the Manila based Western Pacific Headquarters of WHO, is the prevalence of risky sexual behavior amongst the drug users. This has caused further inroads for the virus beyond the typically 'At-Risk' population. A third of the new infections in Thailand is amongst the traditionally 'low risk' group of married women.

WHO has stepped up its emphasis on placing more accountability on the government. Political leadership must spare no effort to educate the masses regarding the risk and prevalence of AIDS and also support projects attempting to contain the spread of the disease. As per Omi, fresh ideas like discouraging sharing of drug ingestion kits, reduction of stigmatization, testing, better marketing of condoms and promotion of voluntary counseling therapy is being promoted by WHO.


MST
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Alerts for safety of heart device
2. New Alerts Needed for ADHD drugs
3. Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish
4. Health Minister Slams State Health Governments
5. Despite The Governments Vow Drug Death Rates On The Rise In UK
6. Ramadoss Blames State Governments for High Dengue Toll
7. Tasmanian Car Smoking Ban Sets Good Example For Other Governments
8. Tuberculosis, A Challenge To The Political Will Of Governments, Says Veteran Crusader
9. Action of nerve cells
10. Herbs With Estrogen Action Aggravate Cancer Risk
11. Immunosuppressive Action Of Fungal Metabolite - Gliotoxin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... Francesca Loparco, Co-Founder of Queen City Dream Cars, an ... same-day LASIK procedure at Christenbury Eye Center. The entrepreneur struggled with her computer, ... the same day as her in-office consultation and eye exam. Francesca’s eyesight was restored ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... The preeminent surgical aftercare facility Pearl Recovery Retreat was pleased to provide ... 2016, the 61-year-old model and reality TV star was diagnosed with early stage ductal ... according to an interview with the Daily Mail Online . , Following ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... AudioEducator is the ... In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some informative training session for the ... give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice. , On Thursday, May 19, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 – (PRWEB) May 04, 2016 ... products, today revealed the non-toxic benefits of its Tutti Frutti line ... teething pain is just part of the story. These food-grade, silicone ... PVC-, and phthalate-free. , “Many baby toys contain BPA, harmful ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... DESCO Medical Service, also known as ... sterilization service and sales company located in Pennsylvania. The terms of the deal ... asset management services to the medical and academic research industries. The acquisition will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016  It,s time for an upgrade. There are many medical recorders on ... inch LCD, the illustrious DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled connectivity and functionality.  Ampronix  is ... world class manufacturer of innovative technology.  Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160503/363416 ... ... ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 Valeritas Holdings, ... an alternative public offering (APO). This was accomplished via ... Valeritas, Inc. and a private placement of approximately 5 ... per share. Under the terms of the ... Valeritas Holdings, Inc. will trade on the OTC Markets ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Acute lymphocytic Leukemia ...  report to their offering.       ... Global Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Market and Competitive ... Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Lymphocytic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: