Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS in India

Palaniyandi Murugesan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

The onset of sexual activity makes the beginning of exposure to pregnancy as well as to potential health hazard, including HIV/AIDS. The spread of reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in India has been posing a major public health threat since more than past one decade. Though, HIV was reported in India much later than United States and Africa but keeping in view it is a large population base the number of HIV infected person is rapidly increasing. Therefore, this study is made to see the prevelance and perception about curability of Infectious Diseases among males and females in different states in India from the "Rapid Household Survey on Reproductive and Child Health (RCH). The result of the Multiple Regression Analysis shows with their socio-economic background characteristics was the risk of infection is more among less skilled, low educated and poorly paid laborers living in Urban slum.

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Presented in Poster Session 1