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Epidemiology of AIDS in India

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Epidemiology of AIDS in India

  • In India there is an estimated 2-5 million people infected with HIV in India today.
  • The most rapid and well-documented spread of infection has occurred in Bombay and the State of Tamilnadu.
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  • In Bombay, HIV prevalence has reached 50% in sex workers, 36% in STD patients, and 2.5% in women seen in antenatal clinics.
  • The infection affects both urban and rural areas.
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  • In Bombay, seroprevalence rose from 2-3% in patients seen in STD clinics in 1990 to 36% in 1994 and in rural areas 3-4% of some populations have an STD.
  • In India, there are an estimated 1-2 million cases of tuberculosis every year. TB is the most prevalent form of POI (opportunistic infection) in over 60% of AIDS cases. In Bombay alone, 10% of the patients with TB are HIV-positive.

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Jeremy1977

I was told that only after 7 weeks of having sex with an HIV positive person the virus can be detected in a healthy [HIV negative] person. During this 7 weeks period the HIV multiply and grows. My question is, during this period, can a strong immune system can fight off the HIV and defeat it, kill it? For example, if I'll eat only healthy food, exercise, etc' - and have a strong immune system, I can prevent myself from having AIDS? Even though I had unprotected sex?

tiffy

youths aged between 13 to 24 are at the centre are infected with HIV 15 million youths worldwide have HIV and some youths dont even know they have HIV, some people have no signs of HIV until later stages antibodies are testing to see if a person is HIV postive

Yoggoth

According to my calculations, at least a billion people are now infected, and a million more are being infected every day. Can you comment on this?

iha_chauhan

hi people! AIDS can affect anyone anywhere. The best way is to protect yourself from any kind of unprotected exposure like sex workers, multi-partner sex, syringes, blood transfusion etc. Though women are more susceptible, men are equally receptable to infection. Symptoms as such could'nt be monitored. Its usually associted with decreased immunity with consecutive infections. The virus may not show itself to a maximum of 10 years. The only way is to check urself for HIV virus. Bye . Have a safe life

godsooh

hi, could you tell me a little about the symptoms of a new HIV. does HIV has movement ? does it change the color of urine ? does it cause eternal heat ? does it has a biting movement in the reproductive system ? please, answer me because i am worried!

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