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HIV education rally held for women in India

11-30-2011 09:11 BJT Special Report:World AIDS Day 2011 |

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A social group has held a rally in eastern India's Kolkata city to educate women ahead of World AIDS day.

Large numbers of women and children turned up for the rally aimed at reviving flagging interest among the public in fighting rapidly increasing numbers of HIV cases.

According to the organisers, the prime objective behind Tuesday's event was to protect expectant mothers and their children from the HIV virus.

A UNAIDS report reveals that about 15 percent of pregnant women living with HIV across India seek treatment too late in their pregnancies-immediately before or during labour. They give birth to about 50 percent of all HIV-positive children in the country.

The report further reveals that there are an estimated 2-point-4 million people living with HIV in India. It's one of the countries with the highest numbers of people living with HIV globally.

A social group has held a rally in eastern India's Kolkata city to educate women ahead of
World AIDS day.

A social group has held a rally in eastern India's Kolkata city to educate women ahead of
World AIDS day.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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