Monitoring and managing HIV/AIDS in India
WORLD CONFERENCE ON STDs, STIs & HIV/AIDS
July 26-27, 2017 | Vancouver, Canada
Tajen University, Taiwan
Scientific Tracks Abstracts : Virology research J
India holds third rank in AIDS prevalence with over 2 million cases. The country’s first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in 1986, and since then the virus has spread across the nation. Both the serotypes one and two occur in India, and the sub-type HIV-1 C is the most common. The disease spread mainly due to sexual transmission. Statistics show that <5% of people in India use condoms for birth control, since the culture dictates that women undergo sterilization or take birth pills. Prostitution plays a key role in disease spreading among heterosexuals in major towns and cities. The National AIDS Control Organization has managed to contain the disease from going out of control. But, healthcare experts are concerned that India does not spend enough funds to monitor and manage the diseases effectively. Therefore, the government must spend more budget allocation to go all out to combat the diseases from further spreading.
Govindasamy Agoramoorthy is Distinguished Research Professor at College of Pharmacy and Health Care, Tajen University, Taiwan. His research includes multidisciplinary aspects of health sciences. He has carried out field research in Asia, Africa, and South America over three decades. Between 1989 and 1993, he served as Visiting Scientist at Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. He is currently Research Advisor at SVYASA Yoga University in India. Professor Agoramoorthy authored 25 books, 60 book chapters, and 250 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor.