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Taking a step towards checking HIV/AIDS among Injecting Drug Users

Start Date: 25-06-2019
End Date: 04-09-2019

Substance abuse is one of the most common problems among a good percentage of youngsters in India. The use of psychoactive substances is causing significant health and social ...

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Substance abuse is one of the most common problems among a good percentage of youngsters in India. The use of psychoactive substances is causing significant health and social problems not only to people who use drugs but also in equal parts to their families and the community at large. Substance abuse includes alcohol, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, and hallucinogens among others. The use of these adversely affects the mental as well as physical health of people.

Substance abuse can be much more hazardous and fatal than we imagine. Apart from having a detrimental effect on almost every organ in the human body, the syringe shared for injecting drugs can increase the vulnerability of HIV and other infections by a substantial amount among Injecting Drug Users (IDU). 16 million people are injecting drugs globally and around 3 million among them are living with HIV/AIDS. IDUs have emerged as a group with a high risk of contracting HIV infection and other blood-borne viruses in India. 0.05% of male aged 15-49 years in India inject drugs for nonmedical purposes. HIV prevalence among IDUs stands at 6.26%, making it the highest among High-Risk Group as per the 2017 HIV Sentinel Surveillance report.

National AIDS Control Organization estimated 2 Lakh population of IDUs in India. According to the sentinel surveillance conducted by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in 2017; HIV prevalence among IDUs is 6.26%, which is, unfortunately, one of the highest among the High-Risk Groups in India. There are many pockets of IDUs where the prevalence of HIV is more than 10-15%.

Madhya Pradesh has an HIV prevalence of 5.33% among IDU. The State AIDS Control Society has a coverage of more than 6000 Injecting Drug Users in Madhya Pradesh, majorly in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Narsingpur, Rewa, Sidhi, Satna, Panna, and Hoshangabad. Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society is implementing 12 Opioid Substitution therapy centres in the Govt. District Hospital & Medical Colleges to provide treatment injecting drug users. At present 1020 IDUs are taking medicine on a daily basis. This supports a lot of improvement in their lifestyle.

As a conscious society, it is our collective responsibility to inform youths about the consequences that sharing syringe for taking drugs can lead to. In a bid to spread awareness on the issue, Madhya Pradesh State Aids Control Society, in association with MP MyGov is inviting people to share their valuable suggestions on ways IDUs can be informed and the spread of HIV/AIDS can be checked in the state. Your suggestion can save lives.

For more information, click the link below:
https://mp.mygov.in/sites/default/files/mygov_15614526581581.pdf

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abhisec pandey 9 months 1 week ago

Please don't eat tobacco cigarette extra please do not purchase this is very harmful for us and our family please save your life and others life please do not eat tobacco thank you

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Avadh Bihari Soni 9 months 2 weeks ago

Firstly hame hygienic hona padega and koi bhi article Jo bodytionl gene ko transfer krta ya affect krta ho use reuse nhi krna Chahiye ..

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Arjan Shrivastava 9 months 3 weeks ago

People from all walks of life can experience problems with their drug use, regardless of age, race, background, or the reason they started using drugs in the first place. Some people experiment with recreational drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or to ease problems such as stress, anxiety, or depression. However, it’s not just illegal drugs, such as cocaine or heroin, that can lead to abuse and addiction. Prescription medications such as painkillers, slee

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vinod kumar kushwaha 9 months 3 weeks ago

इंजेक्शन के द्वारा ली जाने वाली नशीली दवाओं के लिए एक ही सिरिंज को अनेक लोगों द्वारा उपयोग करने से व्यक्ति के शरीर में लगभग उसके हर अंग पर हानिकारक प्रभाव पड़ता है।

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MANISH SRIVASTAV 9 months 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Maidem,sadar pranam,HIV,AIDS,se bacha ja sakta hai.Jagrookta hi main hai isse bachne ki liye,prachar ke bahut tarike hai,jaise baccho ki rally nikalna,tv par add dena,wall writing,sarvjanik jagaho par iska add diya ja sakta hai.College me karyashala aayojit karke ,etc tarike hai.Main cause is bimari ka aasurakshit sambandh,sankramit needle hi hai,Suraksha hi aadhik se aadhik iska upay hai.Meri vyaktigat salah hai ki har jag ah iske writing me action hona chhaiye.thanks.

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Durgesh Soni 9 months 3 weeks ago

Hiv संक्रमित व्यक्ति के उपयोग की गई इंजेक्शन की सुई से स्वस्थ व्यक्ति को जानलेवा एड्स की बीमारी हो सकती हैवहीं एक दूसरे से ड्रग सिरिंज साझा करने वालों के बीच यह एचआईवी व अन्य संक्रमणों की संभावनाओं को काफी हद तक बढ़ा देता है।

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Manish Kumar tambat 9 months 3 weeks ago

jaise tv par advertisemets hote hai usi tarah se sarvajinik dharmik/samajik utsav jaise ganesh utsav, durga utsav avam sport aayojano sarvajink sthalo par nashile padartho and AIDS, HIV se sambandhit nuksano ko prabhavi dhang se pracharit kiya jay, inhe failane walo ki jankari dene walo ko prothahan avam jo inse nikalna chahe unhe gopniyrup se madat kar unhe hi anyo ko madat ke liye prerit kiya jaye.

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Devendra Baghel 9 months 3 weeks ago

मध्य प्रदेश सरकार का हमेशा प्रयास रहना चाहिए कि नशीले पदार्थों के नशीले पदार्थों के सेवन से होने वाला नुकसान हमारी कल्पना से कहीं अधिक घातक और जानलेवा है। इंजेक्शन के द्वारा ली जाने वाली नशीली दवाओं के लिए एक ही सिरिंज को अनेक लोगों द्वारा उपयोग करने से व्यक्ति के शरीर में लगभग उसके हर अंग पर हानिकारक प्रभाव पड़ता है। वहीं एक दूसरे से ड्रग सिरिंज साझा करने वालों के बीच यह एचआईवी व अन्य संक्रमणों की संभावनाओं को काफी हद तक बढ़ा देता है।जनता को भी जागरूक रहना चाहिए की सुरक्षित यौन संबंध बनाना चाहिए