Diverse realities: sexually transmitted infections and HIV in India

Hawkes, S; Santhya, KG; (2002) Diverse realities: sexually transmitted infections and HIV in India. Sexually transmitted infections, 78 Suppl 1. i31-9. ISSN 1368-4973 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/sti.78.suppl_1.i31

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There are many features that make India a vulnerable country as far as a sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV epidemic is concerned. These include the lack of a strong evidence base on which to formulate decision making, a pluralistic and often unregulated health sector, and a highly vulnerable population. Nonetheless, India has shown strong commitment to other areas of a comprehensive reproductive health care programme, and may be able to do so in the field of STI/HIV control. Vast numbers of people in India are severely disadvantaged in terms of income, education, power structures, and gender. Addressing these basic issues of human rights lies at the core of achieving better health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: *Developing Countries, Female, HIV Infections/epidemiology/prevention & control/therapy, Human, Incidence, India/epidemiology, Male, Prevalence, *Public Health Practice, Risk-Taking, Sex Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/*epidemiology/prevention & control/therapy, Socioeconomic Factors, Developing Countries, Female, HIV Infections, epidemiology, prevention & control, therapy, Human, Incidence, India, epidemiology, Male, Prevalence, Public Health Practice, Risk-Taking, Sex Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, epidemiology, prevention & control, therapy, Socioeconomic Factors
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 12083445
Web of Science ID: 175878000005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17634


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