India: Bid to Expand Female Condom Program to 17 States
August 10, 2010
In the next few months, India will expand its female condom program from eight states to 17, HIV prevention officials said recently.
India used to import female condoms, a costly practice, but the National AIDS Control Organization now purchases them from Hindustan Latex Limited. NACO buys the condoms for 20 rupees (43 US cents) each and provides them to sex workers for 3.50 rupees (8 US cents).
Times of India (New Delhi)
08.03.2010; Kounteya Sinha
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