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ప్రాథమిక ఆరోగ్య సంరక్షణ: ఓపెన్ యాక్సెస్

ISSN - 2167-1079


Battling against the Epidemic of HIV Infection Ensuring that Everybody Counts

Shrivastava SR and Shrivastava PS

Since the very much start of the HIV epidemic, the disease has remained a global public health concern. There is no doubt that a wide range of interventions have been done, which has resulted in a decline in the number of people infected or died because of the disease. Nevertheless, the gained successes are quite misleading as a significant amount of disparity and challenges have not been addressed yet. Acknowledging the global mission to attain universal health coverage, social stigma associated with the disease, and the reluctance of people to avail health care due to various reasons, the need is to build a response centered on the preservation of human rights, maintenance of equity and involvement of the local community. To conclude, in order to bring about an end to the epidemic, it is no longer an issue to provide appropriate health services to those who need them, but the idea should be to reach everybody through strengthening of the health sector, reforms in the policies, and involvement of all the concerned sectors.