Fight against HIV/AIDS. Some Facts. India is home to the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world. ( Source: Unicef ) India has 10% of the world's HIV/AIDS population. ( Source: National AIDS Control Organization )
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India is home to the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world. ( Source: Unicef)
India has 10% of the world's HIV/AIDS population. ( Source: National AIDS Control Organization )
The majority of the people who are infected are between the ages of 15 and 50. They are those members of the society who are most economically productive. ( Source: National AIDS Control Organization )
The vast majority of HIV infections in India occur through sexual transmission (85.6 per cent). ( Source: Unicef)
A - Acquired
I - Immune
D - Deficiency
S - Syndrome
Unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person
Transfusion of infected blood/blood products
Small amounts of contaminated blood left in needles or syringes can carry the HIV virus from user to user. Among IDUs, transmission occurs by sharing drug paraphernalia.
How HIV does NOTspread?
Normal social contact
telephone, typewriters, computers, machines etc.
(A) Major Signs:
(B) Minor Signs:
Government of India policy on HIV Testing:
(Antibodies to HIV not yet developed, test does not capture the real status but person can infect others)
(Development of antibodies, can be detected in test)
No exclusive symptoms (mild fever or flu like features in some cases)
May take up to 10 to 12 years to reach the stage of AIDS, the period can be prolonged through available treatment
- Enabling Environment at workplace
- HIV education and training at all levels
- Work place Policy