HIV attacks CD4 cells exposing the infected person to opportunistic infections.
Correspondent Bob Simon reports. AIDS can destroy countries and destabilize entire regions. The CIA says India could be next -- a nuclear power and a key ally in the war on terror in a part of the world where al Qaeda has a strong foothold.
Experts say India is close to the tipping point -- after that, the virus will have spread too far to be contained. Most of the women were reluctant to talk about AIDS. The few that did, however, said condoms, the only thing between them and virtual-certain death, are simply bad for business.
But she says that, as in so many parts of the world, the virus has spread well beyond the red light districts. They take anyone who walks in. Solomon says roughly about 20 percent of their patients are truckers, because drivers at truck stops often frequent prostitutes — and, as 60 Minutes found when we spoke with them, many have little understanding of how the HIV virus is spread.
In fact, some truckers think bathing after being with a prostitute will do the trick, and they then go on their way making deliveries across this huge country -- delivering, among other things, the HIV virus to other prostitutes, and often to their own wives.
One trucker said he knew of drivers who had gotten HIV, but said: And his wife will come to know about it. These are women like Periasamy Kousalya, whose husband from an arranged marriage was a trucker. He had HIV before they got married. But Solomon says, even if this patient did know, women in arranged marriages often have little say about protection.
We need to educate, we need to give information," says Kousalya.
Yusuf Hamied, who runs an Indian pharmaceutical company called Cipla, which makes inexpensive knockoffs of expensive Western drugs that have extended the lives of so many HIV-infected Americans.
It can be treated as a chronic illness, or a chronic disease," says Hamied. But can American companies accuse Hamied of making knockoff drugs for India? What laws have I broken," asks Hamied.
Microsoft, my day job, has benefited from a lot of very smart people from India. Indians field customer service calls from Americans. I think you should put that question to him.
People need to be taken care of. Otherwise, why will people listen to you," says Solomon.
Many of her Indian patients have some money for drugs to treat the disease -- just not enough to treat it right. And what is going to happen to the virus over a period of time," says Solomon.India is one of the largest and most populated countries in the world.
It is estimated that around million people out of over one billion people are the HIV/AIDS epidemic . In India, there is a discrepancy between the large amount of effort invested in HIV/AIDS that can affect their health and one of them is HIV/AIDS. Some. HIV Care in India: A Multifaceted Epidemic Kavita P.
Bhavan MD, MHS Global Health Grand Rounds 5/01/ HIV in India • India is one of the largest and most populated countries in the world, with >1 billion inhabitants. India, being one of the most populated countries in the world, is suffering due to its poverty and lack of health care, allowing AIDS to rapidly spread among the region.
India, being one of the most populated countries in the world, is suffering due to its poverty and lack of health care, allowing AIDS to rapidly spread among the region. According to India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), the bulk of HIV infections in India occur during unprotected heterosexual intercourse.
Consequently, and as the epidemic has matured, women account for a growing proportion of people living with HIV, especially in rural areas. Government and society Constitutional framework.
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