चंडीगढ़ में HIV केस गिरे: वर्ष 2030 तक देश को HIV मुक्त करने का लक्ष्य; जागरूकता के लिए डेटिंग एप्स का सहारा

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS is a deadly disease and to eliminate it completely, the Chandigarh Health Department has now decided to set up a full protection center. Its goal is to reach people who are at high-risk for HIV. They will be provided with HIV prevention and care services under one roof. Under this, more emphasis will be on prevention, awareness, counseling and reducing distance. At the same time, the type of thinking and panic among people regarding HIV/AIDS has to be reduced.

The Total Protection Plan will specifically focus on people who are more likely to have HIV or are at higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

Dating apps will reach people
Tie-ups will be done with them through Integrated Counseling and Testing Center, dating apps, helpline, social networking sites. The identity of such people will be kept completely secret and they will be given psychosocial support. According to the information, the Chandigarh Health Department has registered 402 new HIV patients between April 2022 and January 2023.

Chandigarh’s situation improved
According to the data of Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society (SACS), HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) among adults has come down significantly in the last 10 years. It was 0.28 percent in the year 2010, which has come down to 0.19 percent in 2021. The country’s average is 0.21 percent (year 2021). In such a situation, it can be said that not even one percent of the people in Chandigarh are suffering from this deadly disease. On the other hand, the good thing is that there has been a huge decline in HIV cases in the country as well. In the year 2010 it was 0.32 percent. In Chandigarh, 0.19 percent people are infected with HIV, which means that out of every 10,000 adults aged 15 to 49 years, 10 people are suffering from this virus which causes AIDS.

His important contribution
According to SACS, if HIV cases have reduced to a great extent in the city, then healthcare professionals, researchers, activists, NGOs are behind it. There has been a tireless and positive effort by SACS and the National AIDS Control Organization. At the same time, Chandigarh administration is also taking many new approaches to further reduce HIV.

Several experts discussed rescue measures
Let us tell you that Chandigarh is the only city in the country where a conference on HIV/AIDS is being held regularly every year for the last 11 years. The recently held 2-day conference was attended by 350 people. In this, experts from many national and international institutions had come and shared their research work and experience. It also aims to eliminate HIV completely by 2030. At the same time, those measures were discussed by which HIV can be prevented from growing. This included not using an infected syringe, not transfusing the blood of an infected person, adopting protection during sexual relations, etc.

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