CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateINDIA: Health Department Plans HIV Screening of Migrants
Syed Intishab Ali
October 22, 2012
Times of India (10.22.12)
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.