No society or community can escape the threat of HIV/AIDS. Manipur is one of the highest leading states of HIV/AIDS prevalence in India. The Tangkhul Naga society living in the hilly terrain of Ukhrul district Manipur, has the record of being the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among the districts in the state. Many factors attribute to the increasing rate of HIV among this tribal society. The paper seeks to throw light on the current scenario of HIV prevalence in the district and draw relevance from the estimated data presented by the concern agencies with the prevailing scenario among the TangkhulNagas. The present study suggest mass screening as vital necessity along with intervention in a large scale among the general mass in order to bring out accurate data about HIV/AIDS prevalence in the district

Mingyaophi Tuikhar

Abstract


No society or community can escape the threat of
HIV/AIDS. Manipur is one of the highest leading states of
HIV/AIDS prevalence in India. The Tangkhul Naga society
living in the hilly terrain of Ukhrul district Manipur, has the
record of being the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among the
districts in the state. Many factors attribute to the increasing rate
of HIV among this tribal society. The paper seeks to throw light
on the current scenario of HIV prevalence in the district and
draw relevance from the estimated data presented by the concern
agencies with the prevailing scenario among the TangkhulNagas.
The present study suggest mass screening as vital necessity along
with intervention in a large scale among the general mass in
order to bring out accurate data about HIV/AIDS prevalence in
the district

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