828 students in Trypur test positive for HIV, 47 deaths reported
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828 students in Trypur test positive for HIV, 47 deaths reported

An alarming report from Trypura reveals that 828 students tested positive for HIV and 47 of them died. The data comes from 164 health facilities across the state.

According to reports by Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS), the crisis is mainly attributed to intravenous drug use among students TOI“We have identified students from 220 schools and 24 colleges and universities involved in injection drug abuse,” a TSACS official was quoted as saying by the media agency.

Most of the affected students come from wealthy families, often with parents working in government. These children didn’t know their children were taking drugs until it was too late.

828 students in Trypur test positive for HIV, 47 deaths reported828 students in Trypur test positive for HIV, 47 deaths reported

HIV/AIDS remains a major global health problem, closely linked to intravenous drug use, and needle sharing remains a major mode of transmission. Key factors include unsafe injection practices, limited access to sterile needles, and marginalization of drug users.

This highlights the urgent need for harm reduction strategies, such as needle exchange programs, to combat the spread of the virus. Harm reduction strategies, such as needle exchange programs, provide sterile equipment, counseling, and referrals to addiction treatment to reduce the risk of infection.

Challenges such as stigma, legal barriers and complex social factors still exist. A comprehensive approach integrating public health, social services and community engagement is essential to effectively addressing this issue.