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India: 23 People Per Minute Infected With Aids

on 2001/12/10 8:47:02 ( 1243 reads )


NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 9, 2001: Aids campaigners in India say that as many as 23 people a minute are being infected with the HIV virus. They say that the battle against AIDS in the country is still being inhibited by a lack of unity among the various charities and non-governmental organizations that have been set up to fight the spread of AIDS. The latest figures released by the National Aids Control Organization show that four million people are infected. Campaigners such as Karuna Roy say that there is still a great deal of fear and ignorance surrounding the virus, plus a lack of co-ordination among the various groups set up to fight the spread of AIDS. The spread of AIDS is advanced by low awareness and literacy levels, combined with large migrations of labor.

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