Campaign launched in dist jail to prevent HIV, TB

  • | Monday | 4th December, 2023

Kanpur: Chief medical officer Dr Alok Ranjan, additional district magistrate Suraj Yadav and deputy district TB officer Rajeshwar Singh jointly inaugurated the special campaign launched by the State AIDS Control Society Lucknow to prevent integrated STI ( Sexually transmitted disease ) HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) TB (tuberculosis ) and Hepatitis in district jail Kanpur Nagar.Under the campaign, the prisoners were explained in detail about the measures to be taken to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, TB and Hepatitis and to regularly receive full treatment in case of being found infected during tests.Jail superintendent BD Pandey advised the prisoners to get their health checked regularly, consume medicines regularly and continue their treatment through the government hospital even after being released from prison. The jail staff including jail medical officers were present on this occasion.We also published the following articles recentlyTesting key to curbing HIV infections, say doctorsIn Goa, the number of people testing positive for HIV has decreased significantly over the years. The directorate of health services reported that 219 individuals have tested positive for HIV this year, compared to 1,094 in 2007. The increased testing, from 22,917 in 2007 to 1,22,790 this year, has contributed to better diagnosis and treatment. The director of health services emphasized the importance of testing to achieve zero infections. Additionally, the government provides financial assistance and travel concessions to eligible individuals living with HIV.At high risk of HIV, They plead for aidProtesters outside New Delhi Railway Station express their concerns over the halt in the supply of free condoms and HIV kits to high-risk groups, fearing a rise in sexually transmitted diseases. The stoppage has also affected the work of Integrated Counselling & Testing Centres. NGOs and transgender sex workers are unable to conduct screening tests and distribute condoms, leading to frustration and embarrassment. Many NGOs are concerned about the discontinuation, and DSACS claims that the required items are being procured locally. However, a source from NACO denies any shortage and states that DSACS has the authority to procure items locally in emergencies.

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