Thursday, December 06, 2007

HIV Capital of the World??

Finally the Cat is Out of The Bag !!. For years India was suppose to be HIV Capital-having highest number of HIV cases. This year on World AIDs day,Health Minister has finally accepted that we did not have correct figure of HIV infected population. Pune based organization has finally done Scientific Survey of HIV infected people and brought down the figure from 5 million to 2.5 million !!. This should now help to understand how disease spreads and what should be our strategy to reduce the spread. Unfortunately awareness level is going down. Free sex without protection is acceptable. Young generation is more worried about Pregnancy than HIV infection. Multiple partners,casual sex,one night stand is again in the vogue. Are we heading in the direction of Sub Sahara Africa? There whole generation is affected by HIV and the workforce is depleted. We cant even decide what and how should we impart sex education to High School teenager. All our efforts are directed in working on Economic Miracle and Double Digit Growth rate. If HIV spreads at present rate than by 2015 we will have to spend much more on providing Health care and recent example of USA has shown that Health care expenses can drag economy down. It's time to wake up.

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