Jaipur: Confused over who to ask queries related to HIV/AIDS? Ask the trained government counselors who will provide official information on the problem. Call toll free number 104 to ask questions related to HIV. The Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS) has trained counsellors of 104 toll-free number to answer the queries of people about HIV/AIDS.
A project officer in the mainstreaming unit of RSACS, said, âA staff of 104 toll-free number has been sensitised and trained on providing people of Rajasthan with basic information on HIV/AIDS.â The medical advice service would prove a great help as many have a lot of queries but hesitate in asking experts. Now, they can clarify their myths and misconceptions through this toll-free helpline, informed the officer.
HIV positive and AIDS patients also can also avail this facility and get in touch with experts, as the counsellors would connect them to experts through conference facility.
In the state there are 182 integrated counselling and testing centres (ICTCs) and 158 facility integrated counselling and testing centres (FICTCs) in the state along with 14 anti-retroviral treatment (ART) centres reportedly. The state has approximately 70,000 HIV infected people, of which, 34,000 are registered as per reports.
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