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India: 693 HIV-Infected Children in Nagaland

May 14, 2014

This article was reported by The Morung Express.

The Morung Express reported that the Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) and the Network of Kohima District People Living with HIV/AIDS organized an event in Kohima, Nagaland, India, in observation of World AIDS Orphans Day on May 7, featuring Dr. Joyce Z. Angami as the special guest speaker. Angami informed those in attendance that AIDS has orphaned more than 20 million children globally. According to the Strategic Information Management System, Nagaland is home to 693 HIV-positive children and approximately 100 children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Angami discussed the need for nutrition, education, counseling, and shelter for these children; the lack of infrastructure in the state; and the decision by some individuals and NSACS to form the organization Children Affected by AIDS. She said the organization was looking for supporters as it strove to make a difference in the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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