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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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India

India

Chapter:
(p.300) Chapter 20 India
Source:
The HIV Pandemic
Author(s):

R Priya

N Kumarasamy

I Qadeer

AK Ganesh

S Solomon

SM Crowe

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0020

This chapter reviews India's response toits HIV epidemic. It argues that the provision of prevention and treatment services for HIV-infected people through non-government organizations (NGOs) or the private sector is not an adequate solution in the Indian context. The scale of operations required; the social, religious, economic, and geographical heterogeneity of India; and the low income of the majority of India's citizens mean that the only solution to effective prevention and treatment of HIV infection is to develop public systems linked with community support structures.

Keywords:   NGOs, HIV epidemic, private sector, health system, HIV infection, public systems

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