Tuesday, October 16, 2007

HIV/AIDS in India!!

Today i got a SMS from N.A.C.O. It stated 'free, Confidential & Reliable HIV at the Integrated Counseling & Testing centre at your Nearest Government Hospital'.
Many of use might not know what N.A.C.O is .
N.A.C.O stands for National Aids Control Organization.
It is a
semi-autonomous body, was established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to implement the National AIDS Control program.
Its a very good move by the government to create more awareness of the disease. Currently India is among the highest HIV affected countries.
Problem is even in this era, there are so many people in our country who don't know much about HIV/ AIDS. Our great Ministers in the parliament think it spreads by Mosquito bite.
Many illiterate people in rural areas lack awareness of the disease, and many literate people in urban areas are ignorant about the disease.
Although you can get, tons of information in the net, ive compiled some important facts about the disease here.
Please check it out. If you have any queries, you can email me at shashdude@gmail.com
and don't worry your identity will be confidential.

11 cared to comment:

FireWhisky on 9:31 AM said...

hey.. i gt tat msg 2... n i ws wid a fred f mine @ d time... v both gt it 2gethr n decided 2 go gt it done... we've been encouragin evry1 in our group 2 do d same n spread d msg arnd...

aaj jaa rahe hai... kareeb 10-12 f us...

shashi said...

thts great to knw.. tht u guys have acted so responsibly... keep it up:)

curryegg on 12:20 PM said...

HIV.. Em...
Anyway, that counseling centre is good in providing such services.. ^^

Standbymind on 2:20 PM said...

LAge raho doc saab
:)

Noushy Syah on 1:12 AM said...

Thanks for sharing this...Again and again many still confused abt the transmission of Aids..this is part of health teaching too..gr8 doc!

മഞ്ഞുതുള്ളി on 2:24 PM said...

hey doc!!!

nice going :-)

-tessie

Aarthi on 5:10 PM said...

OMG..ppl think it spreads by mosquitoes...Gosh..I donno what to say!!! Its nice you post such blogs..which are not too medical so that it grabs everyone's attention...Good Work Shashi.

മഞ്ഞുതുള്ളി on 5:11 PM said...

thnx doc :)( for the cmnt)

try my iNFiNiTE THOUGHTS at
http://nonsense-journal.blogspot.com

-tessie

Arp!ta on 5:02 PM said...

heyyy.. one more thing u cld add to that..temme if u can find some info on this:

NACO's policy of making the AIDS couselling at ANC (via PPTCP) a voluntary decision on part of the pregnant females is pretty questionable... it puts into risk the lives of healthcare workers, if the female decides against getting a test done!!!
i strongly vote that it shld be compulsory!!!

why say???

shashi said...

hmm.. well.. ya it shud be compulsory.. but u knw in our contry even gettin tested for HIV becomes a stigma.. wht we can do is convince mothers to get tested...

Sudeshna on 12:01 AM said...

good work dude....I wish they had the sense of making blood tests 'mandatory' while 'matchmaking' instead of trying to match the 36 criterias....will save lot of lives ....and marriages!

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