Thursday, December 2, 2010

World Aids Day Programme

On the World Aids Day today, WHO (World Health Organization) said that though it is downward trend in new HIV/AIDS cases in South Asia and developing countries it is still a serious health issue. Children are the most vulnerable group with rise in 46% between years 2001 and 2009 reported WHO.

World Aids days programme in Hyderabad was slightly successful while in Bangluru Sex worker's association waved black flags and shouted slogans against administrators of the committee.

In another report american adults who are in high risk group and tested reached the highest number in year 2009 with around 50% of them being tested last year. Still in high risk group around 25% is till never tested for HIV/AIDS before.

It is estimated that around 33.3 million people live with the HIV virus or are tested as HIV+ globally, among them around 2.6 million were infected in 2009. In India around 2.3 million people live with HIV+/AIDS said the WHO report.

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A global fund including WHO and other support that took care of the most comprehensive care and support programmes for some 64,000 HIV+ children in India is going to stop in March next year. Due to shortage of the funds instead of scaling up the programme governament has not taken any steps even to provide help to existing 64,000 children who get benefits from this programme. Government has not made any plans as they are not sure from where the new funds are going to come.

In a positive news Punjab State AIDS Control Society achieved the milestone by winning 6 national awards for creating awareness through Red Ribbon Express in colabration with Indian Railways. This project was started by National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govternment of India. The concluding function was organized at Safdarjung Railway Station at New Delhi today morning.


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