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Mrs. Alka Arora Singh
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New Delhi - 110 014 (INDIA)
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Health in India has been a major cause of concern. India has eradicated many serious diseases like small pox and plague but many are spreading at a fast pace. For example victims of AIDS and HIV in northeastern part of India are increasing in large scale. The World health organization has already warned of the spreading disease.
What is AIDS?
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the most serious stage of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. People suffering with AIDS complain of disturbed normal functioning of lung, brain, eye and other vital organs. AIDS also causes weight loss, diarrhea, candidacies, dementia, toxoplasmosis and a type of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma. HIV is spread through unprotected sex, needle sharing, and donating blood or other body tissues. Infected mothers can also spread HIV to newborns. Testing for HIV infection is voluntary. If any symptoms of HIV or AIDS should persist, one must immediately go for a check up
What is the significance of HIV/ AIDS test?
This test detects antibodies responsible for fighting HIV, not the virus itself. Antibodies are body's reaction to the virus.
A POSITIVE test means that a person is infected with HIV and can pass it to others. By itself, a positive test does not mean that a person has AIDS. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.
A NEGATIVE test means that antibodies to HIV were not detected. This usually means that the person is not infected with HIV. The Blood test is more accurate if sample is taken after a month or three months of infection of the disease. Hence a blood test carried out within a month of infection may not give accurate results.
Under the privileged guidance of Mrs. Alka Arora Singh, Freedom Society has been striving since long in the health sector and will be making it with some significant impact.
Freedom Society’s Health aid program includes:
- Making quality health care services available and affordable to all.
- Detection of major causes of death and disability in weaker sections, especially women and children.
- Prevention and control of various diseases like, AIDS, HIV, TB, malaria and other non communicable diseases and injuries.
- Strengthening national policy development and health sector reform.
Freedom Society has rebuilt many lives, destroyed by war, famines, floods, earthquakes and similar natural disasters. Freedom Society provides support to many hospitals and organizations in the health care sector and enables them to perform well by providing medicines, nutritional supplements, clinical equipments and utilities.
One of the eminent programs that Freedom Society has been carrying out is of providing medical resources to needy ones. It also has carried out health intervention program, which were volunteered by villagers. Thus enabling and strengthening them to be self reliant. These village activists participating in the health program are given special and in-depth training in various areas of child health, nutrition and malnutrition.
Apart from these campaigns and programs Freedom Society under the esteemed guidance of Mrs. Alka Arora Singh has added its bit in health reform in India and is planning to carry out the following.
- Interested in awareness increase program carried out to enlighten individuals, groups and communities in HIV/ AIDS prevention and care.
- Implement targeted intervention programs for behavior change in people who were at risk of getting infected with HIV.
- Programs to provide and facilitate access to health services including STD services especially for marginalized population groups.
- Promote the distribution and use of condoms.
- Promote voluntary blood donation.
- Carry out advocacy programs to protect human rights and counter discrimination against people with HIV/ AIDS.
- Counseling services to those at risk, those infected and the ones affected by HIV/ AIDS.
- Collaborate with concerned groups and organizations, both Government and Non-Government and actively participate in the fight against AIDS.
- Mobilize resources for AIDS prevention and care.
- Participate in socio-behavioral qualitative research studies related to HIV/ AIDS.