430 HIV/AIDS cases detected in Meghalaya since 2006
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 16:02
Shillong: A total of 430 HIV positive cases have been detected in Meghalaya between November 2006 till February this year.

Of this, 208 are males, 206 females and 16 children ? born of infected parents, Meghalaya AIDs Control Society (MACS) project director Dr A Jyrwa told an interactive session here last night.

She said 187 HIV positive people were being treated and counselled at the Anti Retroviral Centre at the Shillong Civil Hospital here.

Underscoring the need for people to come forward to undergo voluntary tests, she said HIV/AIDS positive people should be aware of their condition.

"If they are aware of their condition, they can prevent the spread of the virus and support care and treatment," Jyrwa said.

She said Integrated Counseling and Testing Centres have been set up in nine government hospitals in the state and in three private hospitals under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

As part of its convergence programme, the MACS has identified 11 public health centres where at least one nurse would be trained as a counsellor and one technician trained to conduct laboratory tests.


First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 16:02

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