Monday, Apr 19th

Last update:05:44:44 AM IST

Recent Posts:
Homearrow News and Events Year 2010 AIDS needs data - Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd

AIDS needs data - Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd

Lack of data and information on HIV/AIDS in the Pacific region is a serious problem, says the secretary of the Pacific Commission on AIDS, Prasad Rao.

Rao was part of a group of independent experts under the Commission that wrote a recent report on HIV in the Pacific.

Rao says data was unreliable or non-existent on many aspects, and the Commission was handicapped in making projections for the future.

Rao says would now like to see more data on behavior patterns.

"That means what is the behavior pattern among different section of the communities like young people, the men, women, children etc so this is normally done for what is called a behavior survey normally not done every year but at least once in every 3 years. Countries need to collect behavior studies and this is useful not only for AIDS but it understudy the sexual behavior of young people in the country."

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

Disclaimer: The news story on this page is the copyright of the cited publication. This has been reproduced here for visitors to review, comment on and discuss. This is in keeping with the principle of 'Fair dealing' or 'Fair use'. Visitors may click on the publication name, in the news story, to visit the original article as it appears on the publication's website.




Know Your Rights!

Link to Aarogya

aarogya logo


This is YOUR sites, so if you have suggestions or feedback on how we can improve it for you, please let us know! We do our best to keep up!

Make a Suggestion