Their children have to bear the brunt of having unprotected sex bypassing the guidelines of the health department. 70 boys and 49 girls below 15 years have been found HIV positive in the district. While the total number of patients is 2239. Anti Retro Viral Key Treatment Center was started in the district hospital in 2004 for the treatment of HIV positive patients in the district. Treatment is started after examining the suspected patients coming to the ART center operated under the supervision of the District AIDS Advisory Committee and found positive.
Ongoing treatment of 2059 positive
At present, 2359 HIV positive patients are being treated at the ART center operating in the district, which includes 1223 men, 692 women, 29 transgenders and 72 boys and 45 girls. All the positive patients are given medicine every fortnight.
So traveling allowance is available per patient
To maintain the continuity of treatment in HIV positive patients, they are given traveling allowance of Rs 100 per month from the government level. Any patient who regularly takes medicine from the ART center. are transferred to his account as traveling allowance.
195 patients under treatment have died so far
Despite treatment, the process of death of HIV positive patients is not stopping. 195 patients who got treatment from the ART center have died so far. In which 119 men, 65 women and two transgenders and nine children are included. What are the medical officers of the PRT Center, Dr BK Jodi, the medical officer of the ERT Center, says that apprehensive patients from the TV ward, including the OPD of the district hospital, are being sent to the Arti Center for examination.
Treatment of HIV positive patients is started after getting symptoms after investigation, he said that many patients leave the treatment in the middle and stop taking the medicine, due to which their health keeps on deteriorating.