World AIDS Day today: Aids tightening screws in Patna, infected doubled in seven years

Pankaj Prasad
World AIDS Day
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About 504 pregnant women were found positive in the two years 2020-21 and 2021-22 under the investigation campaign in the district by the Bihar District AIDS Control Society.

Incurable HIV infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is not taking the name of the disease. In the last few years, there has been awareness among people about this. But according to the report of Bihar AIDS Control Society, the number of HIV victims has more than doubled in the last six years. Patna has reached number-1 in this matter. After this there are 12 districts like Madhepura, Supaul, Purnia, Banka, Saharsa, Nawada, Kishanganj, Begusarai, Lakhisarai, Araria, West Champaran, where more people go to other states for employment.

Lack of information among the youth is increasing the danger

According to the officials of the State AIDS Control Society, the number of HIV infected was 29,715 in 2016, which has reached about 76 thousand in 2022. Officials say that cases are increasing due to lack of awareness and careless lifestyle. The major reason for infection is lack of information and injectable drugs.

Relief for unborn babies, 85% safe

About 504 pregnant women were found positive in the two years 2020-21 and 2021-22 under the investigation campaign in the district by the Bihar District AIDS Control Society. After delivery, about 421 i.e. about 85 percent of the children did not show any symptoms of HIV.

You can complain here

Dr. NK Gupta, project director of the State AIDS Control Society, said that apart from HIV-infected health services, family and social discrimination, treatment of other infectious diseases with ARV drugs or weak immune power, property, children's nutrition, education and health, social security schemes You can get solutions to problems like not getting the benefit of. Victims can send their complaint by post to Lokpal (ombudsman) Bihar State AIDS Control Committee, Sheikhpura, Patna 800014. It is mandatory to give date of incident, place of incident, description of incident, name of responsible person or institution, along with his signature or thumb impression for action.

factors of infection

94 percent through unprotected sex

03 percent in children from infected mother

0.1 percent from infected blood

0.9 percent infected needle

prevention and symptoms

MD and General Medicine Dr. Kumar Abhishek told that there is a  gradual weight loss, weakness, fever, swelling of body glands, loss of appetite, diarrhea for more than a month, repeated blisters in the mouth, repeated bacterial and fungal infections. Infection etc. are symptoms of HIV. To prevent HIV, unprotected sex, not using used needles, injectable drugs should be avoided.