AIDS Report Darjeeling ; Darjeeling at Category "B"


"Darjeeling - Classified into Category B, which is more than 5% prevalence in any Higher Risk Group such as Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD ), Men having Sex with Men (MSM), Injecting drug Users (IDU), Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT )."
        2Nd Dec 2011:Today Darjeeling carried out an encouraging steps for the people who are suffering from AIDS.The  awareness program was organized by the FOSEP [Federation of Societies for Environmental

 Protection] and was initiated with a marathon from Jorebunglow to Chawrasta and other activities like musical program were held on the occasion.Among all the Districts of Darjeeling ,Kurseong is considered to be in high alert.There are several NGO's working all around the hills like Kurseong, Kalimpong ,Mirik in this sphere.

As per the Report there are total 4602 number of AIDS patient in the District of Darjeeling.
Hills       :   560
Male      :  124
Female   :  124
Children :   51

All districts of West Bengal have been classified into high prevalence (Category A), moderate prevalence (Category B) and low prevalence highly vulnerable districts  as shown in the table below;

 Name of The district
Category:A  More than 1% ANC/PPTCT prevalence in
district in any time in any of the sites in the last 3 years
Kolkata, Burdwan, Puruliya, South24-Parganas,
Category:B Less than 1% ANC/PPTCT prevalence in all the sites during last 3 years,
associated with More than 5% prevalence in any HRG group (STD/CSW/MSM/IDU)
Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Purba Medinipur, Darjeeling

 Less than 1% in ANC prevalence in all sites during last 3 years with Less than 5% in all STD
clinic attendees or any HRG WITH KNOWN HOT SPOTS (Migrants, Truckers, Large
aggregation of, Factory workers, Tourist etc)
Bankura, Birbhum, D. Dinajpur, Howrah, Cooch Behar, Malda, Paschim Midnapur,
Nadia, North 24 Prgs, Hoogly, Uttar Dinajpur

Less than 1% in ANC prevalence in all sites during last 3 years with Less than
5% in all STD clinic attendees or any HRG OR No or Poor HIV Data With No Known
Hot Spots/Unknown

Full Forms:
ANC- Ante-Natal Clinic
STD -Sexually Transmitted Disease


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