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    ICMR analysis shows risky injection exposure as a cause of HIV surge in UP’s Unnao

    ICMR analysis shows risky injection exposure as a cause of HIV surge in UP’s Unnao

    The ICMR published its results in a case-control analysis carried out in an Unnao district hospital on the sudden rise in HIV diagnosis among tourists to an Advanced Counselling and Testing Centre.

    The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) said Saturday: ‘Unsafe injection exposure and intramuscular injections in 2017-18 during therapy hunt’ and ‘received’ for the past five years have contributed to a surge of HIV infections in Uttar Pradesh district of Unnao.

    The ICMR published its results from the case-control research carried out in 2017 in a district hospital of Unnao on the sudden rise in HIV diagnosis among participants at the Integrated Consultation and Testing Centre. “With the research and evidence produced, HIV sero-reactive (presence of antibodies) status has independently been correlated with ‘unsafe injection exposure during therapy-seeking’ and receipt of intramuscular injection in the past five years; the ICMR said in a statement.

    The results revealed that infection from a blood transfusion, intrusive treatment, tattoo, tonsuring of the head or skin piercing is in this case, not associated with surgery. The ICMR stated that the research was conducted in three locations – Premganj, Karimuddinpur, and Chakmeerapur, Bangarmau block, during November 2017-April 2018, on people identified in sero-reactive HIV.

    The subjects of the study were questioned on the grounds of different risk practices and invasive care procedures.

    “HIV and other biological markers that indicate unsafe injections and sexual exposure were also examined. In accordance with this a secondary three-time study has been undertaken which has revealed a growing HIV pattern among participants of particular local ICTCs,” he added.

    “There has been a report that recognizes the emergence of the disease and problems associated with dangerous injection procedure,” said Samiran Panda, director of ICMR National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, referring to the study. “Intervention initiatives such as improved availability of self-injury syringes and needles can provide an extensive solution to tackling the issue.

    ICMR analysis shows risky injection exposure as a cause of HIV surge in UP’s Unnao

    Rajat Singhhttps://bioinformaticsindia.com
    A Bioinformatics Masters degree from the G.N Khalsa Science and Commerce College (Mumbai). Blogger by choice and an enthusiastic person with a technical background and passion.

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