World AIDS Day: in India about 120,000 were living with HIV in 2017.

World AIDS Day: in India about 120,000 were living with HIV in 2017.

An estimated 120,000 kids and adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in India according to a report by Unicef, the highest volume in South Asia. That additionally warned that concerning eighty adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day globally by 2030 if progress in preventing transmission isn’t accelerated. In Mumbai, Turbhe red street is growing hub for HIV infection and transmission.

A new report show case that South Asia has created substantial progress in reducing HIV risks and vulnerability among children, adolescents, pregnant women, and mothers.

On World AIDS Day, we glance at however various States in India are attempting the stigma related to HIV and to stop the spread of the life-time sickness.

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The red light will now shine in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai.

Sex workers forced to move out of Kamathipura when real estate re-development plans took off. Most of the sex workers shifted to Navi Mumbai and currently made hub in Turbhe.

Kamathipura s legendary ‘red light’ now shining at Turbhe. Based on a Mid Day report, the redevelopment of Mumbai’s oldest red street district located at Grant Road East to make way for an affluent residential colony, and sex traders being rendered homeless, the most recent on the issue is that the sex traders have already relocated to Nepali Gully (opposite to Turbhe station) within the industrial area of Turbhe.

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Sanjay Shinde of the Kamathipura Bachao Samiti, an organization fighting to save Kamathipura, and for the rights of commercial sex workers said, “Nearly a month past when some landlords evicted sex traders from their rented rooms, the ladies wept and refused to move from the streets outside.

They have currently decided to shift to Turbhe, an area that has an existing sex trade, although not as established as Kamathipura.” Most of the sex traders were piled into a truck with their belongings and shifted to Navi Mumbai, he said. Turbhe is only 10-minute drive off from Vashi and mainly houses production units. Sex workers are hopeful at finding customers among laborers working at the units.

Dr. Ishwar Gilada, Honorary Secretary of the Peoples’ Health Organisation India, said, “Women from Osmanabad and Latur migrated here when the earthquake, and that is how Turbhe developed a sex trade pocket. the ladies from Kamathipura are finding it comfortable here because rents are low cost.”

He stresses but, for the necessity for government agencies to step in and work towards rehabilitating women from Kamathipura, and take a call on whether Turbhe should be the following red light district.

Real estate specialists say builders are lured by Kamathipura on account of its central location and proximity to south Mumbai. “The current rate in and around Kamathipura is in the bracket of Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per sq ft,” a broker said.

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