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World AIDS day marked with Rallies and installation of Condom Vending machines

by Medindia Content Team on  December 4, 2005 at 3:40 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
World AIDS day marked with Rallies and installation of Condom Vending machines
On behalf of the World AIDS day, the Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized an AIDS awareness rally which was participated by students from school and colleges and various corporate and NGO's. It was estimated that in the year 2004, more than 4.9 million people are infected with HIV and more than 75% of them died and it is estimated that by 2010 more than 75 million people will be infected by HIV. The survey also showed that more than 50% of the infected are young people and are from the urban areas.
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Condom vending machines were installed in various places in the city of Chennai in Tamilnadu. The vending machines were installed in cinema theaters and shopping malls. The vending machines will give a pack of condom for a 5 ruppee coin. The move of installing vending machines was initiated by the Health ministry inorder to reduce the stigma of shyness involved in buying condom from shops. This vending machines are installed in a view that the use of condom is increased which can reduce the spread of infectious diseases including HIV.

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It is not the condoms or such simple moves that will stop AIDS.....One needs to read some live stories of people and their social life after infections.....that is the primary way of realising the use of such things....for details you may contact me at the address given below
guest Monday, December 5, 2005
I agree with you Mr.Singh
guest Monday, December 5, 2005

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