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INTRODUCTION Documented experiences from India on the implementation of syphilis screening in large-scale HIV prevention programs for "key populations at higher risk" (KPs) are limited. Avahan is a large-scale HIV prevention program providing services to more than 300,000 KPs in six high HIV prevalence states of India since 2004. Avahan clinics provide a(More)
BACKGROUND Men who have sex with men (MSM) who also report transactional sex (male sex workers or MSWs) are known to be at higher risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The study aimed to profile socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors associated with high HIV prevalence among MSWs. METHODS A cross-sectional study was(More)
BACKGROUND Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative, implemented a large HIV prevention programme across six high HIV prevalence states amongst high risk groups consisting of female sex workers, high risk men who have sex with men, transgenders and injecting drug users in India. Utilization of the clinical services, health seeking behaviour and trends in syndromic(More)
BACKGROUND Female sex workers (FSWs) in India are provided a standardised package of clinical interventions for management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A study was conducted among FSWs at known high STI prevalence sites to determine the effectiveness of the service package. METHODS A cohort of FSW clinic attendees in two cities, Hyderabad(More)
BACKGROUND In India, genital ulcer disease (GUD) syndrome is clinically classified as herpetic or nonherpetic and managed accordingly; laboratory support is unavailable at most health facilities. We undertook a study to determine the etiology of GUDs in men presenting to sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics and assess the performance of the national(More)
BACKGROUND Stress associated with fishing is known to trigger consumption of alcohol and tobacco among fishermen. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of tobacco and alcohol consumption among fishermen in Udupi Taluk in the state of Karnataka, India, and to study associations with health status and job stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was(More)
Research work is carried out to design and optimize video transcoding using Hadoop. Cloud computing became quite a mature technology and is being adopted for every kind of applications in the real world; video transcoding is one of them. In this project, I propose a Hadoop Map Reduce based Distributed Video Transcoding System in a cloud computing(More)