Sunday, August 20, 2006

Rural India plans to step up fight against AIDS

According to this news:
Political leaders from across rural India are to draw up an action plan to help stem the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in villages, where the majority of new infections are occuring, officials said. Representatives from 620 districts, as well and mayors and other community leaders, would come together for the first time at a convention to draw up a strategy on how India could strengthen its local response to the pandemic. At this convention, community leaders could talk out against discrimination against those infected with HIV/AIDS, help promote the use of condoms and in some cases decide to make HIV/AIDS a priority when allocating funds from local budgets.

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