Health Experts Say India's HIV/AIDS Epidemic Could "Spin Out of Control" Despite Prevention, Treatment Funds
October 23, 2003
Health experts are concerned that the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India is threatening to "spin out of control," despite increased government attention to the disease and "generous" prevention and treatment funding, the Financial Times reports. There are currently about 4.58 million HIV-positive people in India, and that figure could "leap" to tens of millions in less than 10 years, according to the Times. Despite the fact that India's political leaders view the disease as a national health and social crisis, and money for prevention and treatment programs has been "pouring" into the country, the World Bank says that the country is "not yet beating" HIV/AIDS, according to the Times. The Indian government, the World Bank, aid donors and philanthropic groups have pledged $621 million towards treatment and prevention programs between 2000 and 2005, the Times reports.
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