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HIV/AIDS: Get the Right Information About This Virus & Disease Through ‘IRA’ – a New Chat Web App!

“HIV does not make people Dangerous to know,

so you can Shake their Hands and give them a Hug: Heavens Know They NEED It!”  – Princess Diana


Did You Know – Some Facts & Figures about HIV/AIDS in India:

  • There are 2.01 million Indians who live with HIV.
  • According to India HIV Estimation 2017 report, National adult (15–49 years) HIV prevalence in India was estimated at 0.22% (0.16% – 0.30%) in 2017.
  • In 2017, adult HIV prevalence was estimated at 0.25%(0.18-0.34) among males and at 0.19% (0.14-0.25) among females.
  • There are about 80,000 people who knowingly/unknowingly get infected every year.
  • States that had the highest estimated HIV prevalence in 2017 were Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. While Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Delhi were the ones that had shown estimated adult HIV prevalence greater than the national prevalence.
  • In 2017 an estimated 69.11 thousand people died of AIDS-related causes pan India. While the AIDS-related deaths number dropped in all of India’s States/UT but states like Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttarakhand lagged behind.

The overall stigma and prejudice associated with HIV/AIDS condition are enormous. This demoralises and affects the infected in a big way. The major reason behind this all is the lack of correct information around HIV/AIDS. However, the good news is that HIV is preventable and manageable. But only if people have access to the right information! Plus sensitivity and approach to handle the situation then works best. Recently a new online website application has been launched named IRA for giving out correct information related to HIV/AIDS.

 Ask IRA your questions about HIV/AIDS at now.
Ask IRA your questions about HIV/AIDS at now.

IRA Chat Application for HIV/AIDS:

IRA is an interactive platform where people can seek answers to their pressing HIV/AIDS queries. She was created to help people gain information about HIV and motivate people to manage HIV responsibly. She is friendly and chatty and wants the world to be free of HIV/AIDS. IRA will be available on the yes4me website so anyone with an internet connection can access IRA which makes her a powerful ally in the fight against HIV. Because of the stigma surrounding HIV, people can visit the IRA app privately from their home, office space or anywhere and seek answers to urgent questions without facing any of the discrimination that they would face anywhere else.

With IRA by their side, millions of Indians will be able to find the right information at the right time and thus solve the root cause that perpetuates HIV.

Let’s join hands to make India HIV/AIDS free. For all your doubts & questions about HIV/AIDS reach IRA from here


Do let us know your experience & feedback with IRA!

(16) Comments

  1. Thankfully new research is showing improvement in HIV positive and AIDS patients so the phobia should go down.Nice initiative by you too !

  2. We so need such platforms that can help bust the myths around AIDS by sharing the actual and correct information to various queries.

  3. This initiative deserves high applause! We desperately need something like this in our country where there is such a stigma against HIV.

  4. IRA is a great platform that will help provide the right information about HIV and AIDS and make sure that people are able to differentiate between truth and myths.

  5. The application IRA is really helpful to create awareness regarding HIV . Will share this info with my loved ones .. Thanks for the awesome info..

  6. It’s a great news that with IRA there will be awareness about AIDS and it will bust some myths. It’s a much-needed initiative, glad they’ve finally introduced it

  7. Great that you used this platform to throw more light on HIV / Aids situation in India. Many a times we just assume things and embrace wrong facts and information.

  8. This is such a brilliant initiative, love the innovate application, have tried IRA and it is very responsive chat bot. Our country needs it the most where people dont discuss freely about sexual well being and health.

    Thanks for writing about it.

  9. The social stigma and the misconceptions associated with HIV/AIDS are many. IRA is a nice step in helping take this on and create more awareness about HIV/AIDS.

  10. jhilmil saha says:

    This is a great initiative, I am so glad to know about IRA, it’s very important to spread awareness about hiv, there’s so many unnecessary myths about it

  11. jhilmil says:

    I’m so glad to know that people are spreading awareness about hiv, this is a great initiative. Glad to have Ira

  12. Nisha Malik says:

    There are lots of myth surrounding HIV+ and AIDS. Such myths lead to mistreatment of AIDS patient. It’s great that we have a reliable source to give out information on AIDS now.

  13. A great initiative and sadly people don’t understand this or know much about HIV. I am sure this will be very helpful.

  14. This is a great initiative. More awareness and easy access to information will help people to get proper knowledge and surpass wrong information.

  15. Sometimes its the lack of information that acts as the devil… glad so see something like this coming up. Its a much needed initiative 🙂

  16. Universal India says:

    Amazing post keep of course all the most considerable. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of developing common infections such as tuberculosis, as well as other opportunistic infections, and tumors that rarely affect people who have uncompromised immune systems.People with AIDS have an increased risk of developing various viral-induced cancers, including Kaposi’s sarcoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, primary central nervous system lymphoma, and cervical cancer

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