40 people in India get HIV, they recently got tattooed from

The trend of having a tattoo is increasing among the younger generation, but this trend can often put public health at risk. In the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh, at least 40 youths have been infected with HIV due to having tattoos. This news may sound strange, but it is worrying. The younger generation needs to be aware that it is extremely important to follow health rules for body art or any other skin procedure.

According to online reports, more than 26 thousand people are infected with HIV in ten districts of Purvanchal. Getting a tattoo is the reason for 40 people. 26 people in Varanasi, 12 in Azamgarh, and one each in Sonbhadra and Mau have got infected after getting tattoos. Doctors have revealed that while making tattoos, waste or useless needles are used due to which this disease spreads.

According to doctors, a tattoo needle costs around Rs 1200, but tattoos are made at every street corner for just Rs 150-200. This means that health is being directly played with. Repeated use of a needle is also a major cause of infection.

Having a tattoo is also one of the major causes of HIV infection. Many youth have become victims of this disease due to their interest in getting tattoos. The Health Department does registration of HIV-infected people in the ART centers running in every district, then arrangements for necessary testing and treatment are made. Investigation of ART centers in ten districts revealed that the number of infected people has increased.

In Varanasi, there are 3000 registered cases of HIV infection. Among them, 26 individuals attributed their infection to having a tattoo. All of them had their tattoos done at every square. Similarly, 12 people from Azamgarh who have tattoos also contracted HIV. Violating health rules for tattoos or other medical procedures can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, the young generation should pay full attention to this and follow the related rules.

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].