Shocking News of Rise in AIDS Cases from Tirupati-Tirumala Hills

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 21, 2008 at 11:34 AM General Health News
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 Shocking News of Rise in AIDS Cases from Tirupati-Tirumala Hills
The renowned and world famous pilgrimage centre of the Hindus, The Tirumala- Tirupathi hills is also home to more than 200 sex workers, according to the Andhra Pradesh AIDS Control Society.
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"We have come across this information through unofficial sources that there is commercial sex activity even in Tirumala. There are about 200-300 sex workers there," Project Director, AP AIDS Control Society, K Chandravadan said.

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Apparently, surreptious activities are happening among sex workers in 15 isolated areas in the hills. Another risk prone area for the spread of HIV/AIDS is a place called Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh.

Completely denying this revelation, Executive Officer, Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, KV Ramanachary said, "I disagree with the media reports. There are thousands of employees here who are sincere and dedicated. There is no scope for such scandals. We would never allow it."

This is indeed shocking news to devotees world over.

Source: Medindia
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kumarrao Tuesday, March 24, 2009

yes. I agree this news, because i am also living in tirupati. I saw many sex workers in busstand and railway stations. probably the number may be very its less.

guest Monday, June 23, 2008

Anything that defies commonsense can be questioned. Although the probability of sex workers being present is not zero, but the values reported with out any supporting data are useless.
Authentic data is required to believe and initiate action, to reduce STD's.

guest Monday, June 23, 2008

It is only proper that the sources should be named.Otherwise it has to be taken at yet another attempt to defame Hindus. However even if there is an element of truth that sex workers operate in Tirumala it should be possible to spot and rid the place of professional sex workers if any operating.

guest Monday, June 23, 2008

I don't see any offense on the media report. Its very similar to all other unconfirmed media report and like all other media reports this also carries some flash but i don't see any reason of hue and cry .. where ever there is a need there will be a way to fulfill it. Without curbing the sentiments and religious spirit of the area could be said there no impossibility of that a happening remember sex is also one of the basic physiological need of human. This existence could happen at any equally spirited place. putting religious color is rather to bad.

guest Monday, June 23, 2008

This is not true..
Another chap attempt to gather attention encouraged by media and anti Hindu elements.

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