India sees major reductions in HIV infections_ UN
SEX & RELATIONSHIP

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN

India has significantly reduced the number of new AIDS-related HIV infections and HIV-infected people from 2010 to 2017 through sustained and focused efforts, according to a UN report warning the epidemic Death is increasingly Pakistan The UNAIDS joint report titled “Miles to fill in the blanks, tear down barriers, correct injustices,” said she had made great strides in responding to the Asia-Pacific region of HIV.

 

Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to a significant decline in HIV infection between 2010 and 2017 in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. However, the report warns that new HIV infections have not been rejected quickly enough. He also noted that epidemics were developing in Pakistan and the Philippines. In India, new HIV infections dropped from 120,000 in 2010 to 88,000 in 2017, AIDS-related from 160,000 to 69,000 deaths, and HIV-infected people report from 2.3 to 2.1 million that India has a strategy or has a policy or has added that the approved social protection framework will be implemented. Successful surveys in Cambodia, India, Thailand and Vietnam also show that attitudes toward people with HIV have improved through the creation of safe work. The report highlighted the benefits of decriminalizing sex work for public health.

 

He discovered that countries that have decriminalized at least some aspects of sex work make a big difference. Fewer sex workers live with HIV than countries that criminalize all aspects of sex work. The data-driven model of Canada, India and Kenya suggests that the decriminalization of sex work could prevent 33.46% of HIV infections in the course of a decade. The report cites the example of Karnataka, in which defense work with high-ranking police officers, awareness-raising workshops, and consideration of HIV and human rights in pre-service treatment programs resulted in a significant decrease in the detention of sex workers, especially during police raids. Before the interventions, half (50%) of the 4,110 sex workers interviewed stated that they had been arrested or detained during police raids for some time.

 

This share fell to 20% after interventions, the report said. Referring to the initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce the spread of HIV in India, the report states that the Avahan program in Karnataka and other states is a “prime example” of the impact of HIV infection Combining condom programs with empowerment and community structure All improvements that deal with stigma, violence and unsafe working environments. However, UNAIDS has clearly appealed to countries, warning that the global HIV response is in a precarious situation. Halfway to the 2020 targets, the report warned that the pace of progress was not in line with global ambitions.

 

“We raise the alarm,” said Michel Sidib√©, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Whole regions lag behind, huge gains for children are not reached, women are even more affected, resources are still not meeting political commitments, and key populations continue to be ignored, all of which hinder progress and need urgent action,” said Sidibe. Worldwide HIV infections have dropped only 18% in the world over the past seven years, from 2.2 million in 2010 to 1.8 million in 2017, according to the report. While this figure represents almost half of the number of new infections compared to the peak of 1996 (3.4 million), the decline is not fast enough to reach the target of less than 500,000 in 2020. In 2017, an estimated 36.9 estimated worldwide Millions of people The report also shows that key populations in HIV programming are not adequately addressed. Key populations and their sexual partners account for 47% of new HIV infections worldwide and 97%. “The right to health for all is not negotiable,” said Sidibe.

Related posts

Leave a Comment