Asia: HIV Drives Families Into "Irreversible Poverty" -- UN
December 12, 2011
HIV is pushing tens of thousands of affected families in Asia into "irreversible poverty," with women and children hit hardest, according to experts with the UN Development Program. The catastrophic health care costs and loss of employment opportunities due to discrimination ensnare many such households in "rapid socioeconomic decline," UNDP recently reported.
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