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Risk of HIV Transmission High in Rajasthan: WHO

Times of India
09 September 2011
Jaipur , India

Rajasthan is at a higher risk of HIV transmission due to geographical and occupational reasons such as tourism, according to World Health Organisation.

Delegates from various countries at the WHO-SEAR meeting at Jaipur
WHO officials threw light on Rajasthan’s status relating to HIV/AIDS at a press briefing on the second day of WHO’s South East Asia Region’s 64th session of the Regional Committee meeting here on Thursday.

Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar is in category A, while Alwar, Ajmer, Tonk, Udaipur and Barmer are in the category B in terms of risks and prevalence.

Category A districts are those which have more than 1% pregnant women suffering HIV/AIDS. Category B stands for districts which have less than 1% prevalence and with more than 5% prevalence in any high risk groups (such as truckers and mine workers).

The high risk groups include female sex workers, homosexuals and injection drug users. These districts require priority attention.

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