Indian state to adopt workplace HIV policy


Right move at the Right time! Hope this sort of policy and law will also be introduced by other state governments.

People living with HIV and AIDS, enjoys equal rights that must be honored by society and governments. We can not discriminate any one by their health, colour or caste religion. It’s shame. We as citizen should at least try to understand that people living with, or affected by, HIV enjoy the same respect and rights as others and are entitled to unconditional support and acceptance within their faith communities, and in wider society, at local, national and international levels.

MUMBAI – India’s western state of Maharashtra is set to introduce a policy aimed at curbing discrimination against HIV-infected workers, a leading newspaper said on Sunday.

It would cover areas such as recruitment, transfers and promotions, and would be applied first in all state government offices, the Hindustan Times said, quoting Maharashtra’s health secretary, Vijay Satbir Singh.The state would ask private-sector firms to adopt the policy after a few months, the paper said.

“Authorities who know about the HIV-positive status of an employee would be required to keep it confidential,” Singh was quoted as saying.

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Indian kids to get sex, drugs lessons -report


This report reminds me the very good and informative article publishes by Hiren only few days ago regarding sexual education in India. Its is good step but I have doubt about this program success, not being pessimistic but teaching puberty, sexual transmit deceases to the children’s as young 5 years old and kids studying in kindergartens is not going to work. In my opinion they are too young to understand these sorts of things. Start some thing for pupil’s age between 10-14 years old will make sense. Only time will tell if the program hit the success road or not. !!

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Schools in conservative India will teach children as young as five years old about sexual health and drugs from next year to boost awareness of the dangers they face in a changing society, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

India’s national examination board is set to introduce a new programme teaching pupils at kindergartens and schools about drug and sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, hygiene and nutrition, the Times of India daily reported.“Topics related to sexual changes at puberty, substance abuse, myths concerning the reproductive growth of a child and sexually transmitted diseases will be part of the curriculum,” Usha Ram, a school principal involved in developing the programme said.

Conservative attitudes to sex and contraception and a lack of awareness is common, especially in rural India.

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India recruits beggars to curb spread of AIDS


Brilliant Idea, According to UNAIDS India got 5.7 million people living with HIV-AIDS, the highest figure in the world. If India wants to restrict this figure and hoping to reduce the figure in coming years then she must start similar type of programs in other states too to educate the locals about all the sources of catching this deadly virus. Hope some more Indian states will adopt the similar strategy and start spreading the awareness about this deadly disease.

KOLKATA (Reuters) – Thousands of beggars in eastern India have been recruited to help stem the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus by singing songs and acting in plays about safe sex.

Officials in the impoverished state of Bihar say they want to train many of the state’s estimated 100,000 vagrants to sing songs in trains and buses and beside busy roads, as well as enact street plays about the deadly virus.

“Beggars are great actors and very creative,” Vijay Prakash, Bihar’s welfare secretary, told Reuters. “They always had the skills, but lacked direction which we are giving them and the experiments have so been very successful.”

India has the world’s highest HIV/AIDS caseload with 5.7 million infected people, according to the United Nations AIDS agency. But activists say the true figure may be much higher as surveillance is limited in much of the country.

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Swahili web game to tackle Aids


Children all over the world first learn their ABCs from the school and from the popular computer game. But the United Nations children’s agency (Unicef) has launched the first computer game to educate children’s and grown up people about AIDS. The game called “What would you do?” (Ungefanyaje?) aimed at halting the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africans nations. Africa accounts for most of the world’s 2.3m children who are HIV-positive.

Brilliant idea, hope this sort of game and education program will be translated in other languages too. I would also like to see some famous cartoons and other famous TV programs which are generally aimed for children’s spread some awareness about this deadly disease as most of children do watch cartoon and TV.

 

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The United Nations children’s agency (Unicef) has launched the first computer game in Kiswahili, aimed at halting the spread of HIV and Aids.

The game called “What would you do?” (Ungefanyaje?) takes players through various scenarios to explain the importance of prevention and testing.

 

The UN estimates that around 80% of all young people do not know how to protect themselves from Aids.

Africa accounts for most of the world’s 2.3m children who are HIV-positive.

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Gujarat orphanage expels two HIV-positive boys


It’s sad to hear that two HIV-positive boy’s age between sex and nine have been forced to leave an orphanage in Gujarat. By reading this news I felt sick, disgust and sad. This news put in me into deep thinking. I asked question myself is India really moving forward. Is our society is so conservative? In terms of economic yes we are making progress moving forward but in terms society thinking I guess we are still living in 17th century.

People living with HIV and AIDS, enjoys equal rights that must be honored by society and governments. We can not discriminate any one by their health, colour or caste religion. It’s shame. We as citizen should at least try to understand that people living with, or affected by, HIV enjoy the same respect and rights as others and are entitled to unconditional support and acceptance within their faith communities, and in wider society, at local, national and international levels. Wake Up.

Just a Reminder:

India has now overtaken South Africa as the country with the largest number of cases.

 

 

 

AHMEDABAD (Reuters) – Two HIV-positive boys have been forced to leave an orphanage in Gujarat after staff said they posed an unacceptable risk to the safety of other children, an official said on Friday.

“I am sad and sorry for them. Children play, eat and fight we cannot take chances, others can get infected,” V. Vachonidhi, secretary of an orphanage run by Arya Samaj, told Reuters.

The two boys, aged six and nine, are now with relatives after leaving the home in the town Kutch, 450 km west of Ahmedabad, where they had lived for four years with about 150 other children.

Staff could not tell Reuters what had happened to their parents or how they had become infected with the HIV virus.

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The truth about men!


We need to build awareness among the people on the nature of the disease and the ways of its transmission. We should educate our people about HIV/STD deases. India has now overtaken South Africa as the country with the largest number of cases. Let’s us all join hands together for a better tomorrow…..Let us all fight against the AIDS together that some of our citizens are facing and Help to make a better today, as today will soon turn into tomorrow…..and tomorrow should be a healthy and safe future for our kids in their life……Love them, Respect them, Guide them and teach them in gentle polite manner and hold their hands towards a bright tomorrow……….. Let us all join hands together and put a STOP to AIDS.

Ignorance about safe sex have made most Indian heterosexual male, who visit sex workers, seek anal sex believing they would not catch HIV/AIDS.

This kind of behaviour among Indian male came out in a nationwide survey conducted by Naz Foundation Internationalis, an Indian NGO based in Britain which specialises in sexual and reproductive health of homosexuals and their partners in South Asia.

“The survey was conducted in 56 cities. We surveyed sex workers, who told us that their client demand anal sex. Most men think that it is a safe way of not contracting HIV/AIDS. But they don’t know that it is ten times more dangerous and risky,” Arif Jafar, the foundation Executive Director, said.

“In most cases, they don’t want to use condom or in situation where they don’t have one, they feel this is the best way not to catch an infection. But this unprotected sex is dangerous for both of them,” said Jafar.

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Two Fingers


A Very Interesting and Innovative AIDS Advertisement

India has now overtaken South Africa as the country with the largest number of cases.

Let’s us all join hands together for a better tomorrow…..Let us all fight against the AIDS together that some of our citizens are facing and Help to make a better today, as today will soon turn into tomorrow…..and tomorrow should be a healthy and safe future for our kids in their life……Love them, Respect them, Guide them and teach them in gentle polite manner and hold their hands towards a bright tomorrow……….. Let us all join hands together and put a STOP to AIDS.

                                                     

If you care please I request you to published one post for this advert.

 

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