HIV/AIDS in India: Revisiting social and scientific issues to tackle the spread of the disease

Nishaki K. Mehta, Nagadenahalli B. Siddappa

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In 1986, the first case of HIV in India was diagnosed in a commercial sex worker. Twenty two years since then, India has the third largest number of HIV infected people in the world. This review focuses on the social and scientific factors that need to be considered to fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the Indian National Science Academy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Clade-c
  • India

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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