Sanjeev Badiger

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BACKGROUND Self-medication results in wastage of resources, increases resistance of pathogens and generally causes serious health hazards such as adverse drug reactions, prolonged suffering and drug dependence. This study was undertaken to determine the reasons for self-medication and the pattern of self-medication among medical students. METHOD This(More)
BACKGROUND A key component of prevention programmes aimed at reducing the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) among high-risk groups such as female sex workers (FSW) is the provision of quality STI services. The attitudes and practices of care providers are critical factors in the provision of services and in achieving better participation(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking among health care personnel such as medical students is an important public health issue. More effective measures to reduce tobacco smoking among medical students are needed worldwide. Very few studies had been conducted in past in India and other developing countries to understand the magnitude of problem. OBJECTIVES To determine the(More)
As of today, only 25–30% of the people who are HIV positive in the country are aware of their HIV status. The challenge before us is to make all HIV-infected people aware of their status, so that they adopt healthy lifestyles and prevent the transmission of HIV to others, and access life-saving care and treatment. Thus, counselling and testing services are(More)
AIM To evaluate the local treatment-seeking behaviors of diabetics with a focus on the root causes of culture-specific barriers to treatment compliance and define targets for intervention. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was administered in the local language to 204 diabetic adults in rural and urban clinical settings. Fasting blood glucose level was(More)
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