Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

09 September 2011

Calling all our Indian Readers!

We request all Indian readers to take a few moments and read the facts below:

FACT: HIV prevalence in India is only about 0.3% – however, because of its massive population, India has the world’s third-largest population suffering from HIV/AIDS.

FACT: A fractional increase in prevalence (0.1%) would mean over half a million more people living with HIV.

FACT: While new HIV infections have declined drastically in India over the last 10 years, it’s not time to celebrate quite just yet – about 2.4 million Indians are still living with HIV.

FACT: At present, India spends about 5% of its health budget on HIV/AIDS. The World Bank has stated that India will have to scale up prevention efforts in order to avoid spending more of its health budget in the future.

India stands at a critical juncture in its fight against HIV/AIDS. Policy and funding decisions about treatment and prevention over the next few years could alter the entire course of this epidemic.

The Mapping Pathways project has recently launched on online survey to collect input from individuals in our target countries – one of which is India.

We encourage all Indian citizens who are interested in new ways to prevent transmission of HIV – and want to help shape our project goals and deliverables – to take a few minutes and fill in our survey.

Your efforts will be greatly appreciated!

Take the survey now.

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