A. Out of five million HIV/AIDS victims, only 65K are under treatment!
B. Fourty percent of patients are women.
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Out of the five million HIV/AIDS population, only an estimated 65,000 people are taking medical help. While 25,000 are getting treatment in public hospitals and 10,000 are under the guidance of NGOs. Around 30,000 are getting treatment in private healthcare facilities.
“Women’s vulnerability is due to two main reasons – one, the lack of adequate awareness among the community and second, their husbands. Last year around 80 percent of the women infected were through their husbands,” Broun told IANS.
“The need of the hour is to reach out to young women living in extremely difficult and marginal circumstances.”