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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Still an ostrich?

The Times of India reports that India now has more people with HIV than any other country in the world. The 2006 Report on Global AIDS Epidemic puts the count in India at 5.7 million, and while I don't know what the methodology for the study is -- are these actual reported cases or extrapolations based on known cases? -- I wouldn't be surprised if the actual number is higher. Either way, given the poverty in our country and the dismal state of healthcare, these numbers won't fall, they can only grow.

The headline of this post, of course, is a reference to this earlier post of mine.
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