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 in 2017, the highest volume in South Asia, according to a report by Unicef, 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.

The report noted 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/AIDS and to stop the spread of the sickness.

The red light will now shine in Navi Mumbai.

Sex workers forced out of Kamathipura when redevelopment plans took off last month have currently made hub Turbhe in Navi Mumbai.

Kamathipura s legendary ‘red light’ can currently shine at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. After Mid Day reported on the redevelopment of Mumbai’s oldest red street district located at Grant Road (E) 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 Thurbhe station) within the industrial area of Turbhe.

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 r 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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