HIV Test Before Marriage in Kerala

by Rathi Manohar on  January 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM AIDS/HIV News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Kerala's state government has received a report from the Kerala's Women's Commission (KWC) which recommends that all planning to get married should undergo a HIV test.
HIV Test Before Marriage in Kerala
HIV Test Before Marriage in Kerala

The state has about 55,167 people who are infected with HIV/AIDS, reports Kerala State Aids Control Society (KSACS).  Although the prevalence rate is 0.26 percent, much below the national average of 0.34 per cent, the chairperson of KWC, Justice (retd.) D. Sreedevi states, "This is an issue that is affecting the entire humanity and hence adequate measures have to be taken to safeguard all."  

The Commission has also petitioned the government to give assistance to the children of those affected. It hopes that the state government would look into its application at the budget session next month. 

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Oral Health And AIDS AIDS/HIV AIDS/HIV - Epidemiology AIDS/HIV - Clinical Features AIDS/HIV - Health Education AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission AIDS / HIV - Treatment AIDS/HIV- Lab Tests and Faqs Prostitution: Fresh Stakes in the Oldest Trade How to Save your marriage 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive