Friday, 5 October 2012

DAPCU Balangir, Odisha Response to September Theme


              Why is positive prevention important? 

  • The infection not only inflicts health related hazards but also impacts the socio-economic status of the infected ones/ community. There is also the chance of spreading the infection to more persons/ community.
  • Everyone in the world wants a better tomorrow than good/bad today.
  • To protect the next generation from HIV.
  • It is more important in case of vertical transmission i.e. PPTCT as a new born is affected.
  • Detection in an early stage is most important.
          What are the strategies for positive prevention under-way in our districts?
     Though there is a routine technique and work for detection of hiv positives is going on, we have to work in an innovative and focussed way to track the incoming source of the infection and accordingly intervention can be undertaken. there are a few strategies that we are following. like
  • ICTC service uptake activities in inaccessible pockets.
  • Continuous training and sensitization.
  • Converged activities & IEC campaigns with NRHM / NGO / CBO etc.
  • Ownership building in line depts.
  • Effective BCC in high risk communities.
  • Access to all available Social Benefit Schemes for HRG-PLHIVs to promote safe sexual behaviour.
    What role does the DAPCU play in this regard?
  • Continuous training and sensitization to make the grass root level health care service providers feel the gravity of the situation and act accordingly.
  • IEC campaigns in regular intervals at grass root level and in the key areas where infections are coming out.
  • Converged activities with NRHM / NGO / CBO etc. for better and greater achievement using available meagre resources.
  • Involvement of line departments and make them enable to assess Positive Prevention as their primary duty to work towards.
  • Upliftment of the socio economic status of the persons detected earlier.
  • Enabling them to come forward towards the mainstream.
  • Exploring the route cause between high and as well as low positive detection areas (Block/Mandal/Village).
  • Arrangement/conduction of sole & converged health camp cum awareness campaigns.
  • Regular sensitization through CDMO on HIV to the key service providers those are doctors, in their monthly review meetings.
  • Tracking and in time follow up of ANCs by NGOs.

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