Friday, October 20, 2006

HIV/AIDS in India

Did you know that families in India "often disown their HIV-positive family members"? Or that children with AIDS could be kicked out of schools and/or orphanages? Or that people may be denied housing by landlords if they have AIDS?

"India has the world's highest national HIV/AIDS caseload with 5.7 million infected people. Although the country reported its first case over 20 years ago, many sufferers still face acute stigma due to a lack of awareness and misconceptions about the disease."

Read more about this crisis here.

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