How to ease the spread of HIV in Asia

September 2005
Contemporary Sexuality;Sep2005, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p8
The article reports that with quick action, the number of people that will be infected with HIV/AIDS in Asia during the next five years might be 6 million. However, without a change of course, researchers estimate that 12 million people will contract the deadly virus in the region. Those are the conclusions of a new report by the United Nations. Some leaders believe HIV/AIDS won't affect Asia the way it has Africa. It is considered to be a mistake. Home to one-half the world's population, HIV/AIDS hasn't consumed societies like it has in sub-Sahara Africa, but in raw numbers the impact is great. India and South Africa both have more than 5 million people living with HIV/AIDS, but in India that represents less than 1 percent of the population. In South Africa, 5 million people is about 20 percent of the society.


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