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India: Health Department Plans HIV Screening of Migrants

October 22, 2012

Residents of India's state of Rajasthan who work in nine districts identified as having a high prevalence of HIV will be tested for HIV/AIDS when they return home to celebrate the Hindu religious festival of Diwali. The nine districts identified were Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pali, Sriganganagar, Bhilwara, Sikar, Nagaur, and Bikaner. The testing will not be mandatory, but facilities and health workers will be provided for HIV testing. The Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society will organize camps in each of the nine districts from November 1 to November 10. In addition to HIV screening, the facilities will offer condom promotion activities and HIV and STI counseling.

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Adapted from:
Times of India
10.22.2012; Syed Intishab Ali

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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