Query: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Title||Starting HIV/AIDS mainstreaming in Andhra Pradesh, India : the case of Centre for World Solidarity : article produced as part of the KIC project|
|Journal||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisation||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Subject||Health and Nutrition|
|Keywords||HIV and AIDS, disease prevention and control, women|
|Abstract||India has an estimated 5.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The burden of AIDS cases is beginning to be felt in the states that were affected first. HIV is a generalized epidemic in seven states, among which Andhra Pradesh (AP) is second-most affected. The state is in the southeast of the country with a population of 76.2 million and has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the sub-continent. Its antenatal care rate was 2% in 2004 and the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) estimated that there were around 568,000 PLWHA in the state. Eighty-eight percent of the infections occur through sexual transmission. Many development agencies are working flat out to combat HIV/AIDS in the state. One of them is Centre for World Solidarity (CWS). They are currently facilitating various development programmes to empower the vulnerable rural communities, particularly women, dalits (‘untouchables’),tribal people and other minorities.|
|Rights||© 2006 KIT|