South Asia Monitor: India and HIV/AIDS: Fighting back - September 7, 2004
September 7, 2004
New information on HIV prevalence in Asia has focused attention on India's AIDS epidemic. India is at the heart of what experts have termed the "second wave" of HIV/AIDS. In the last six months, India has continued to work on some familiar aspects of that challenge as well as two new ones: the introduction of anti-retroviral treatment in the government program, and the evolving market and regulatory environment for anti-AIDS drugs. Its new government faces an urgent challenge to prevent the epidemic from exploding.