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Unsafe injection exposure for 5 yrs caused surge in HIV cases in Unnao: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Saturday that "unsafe injection exposure" during treatment-seeking and "receipt of intramuscular injection" in the past five years were reasons behind the surge in HIV infections in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district in 2017-18. The findings were a result of a case-control study conducted by ICMR on the sudden increase in the detection of HIV among attendees of an Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) located in a district hospital in Unnao in 2017.

News source ~ India Today