AIDS is spreading and spreading like a pandemic in India. India has just surpassed South Africa as the AIDS capital of world.
India has the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to a estimate, there were 5.7 million AIDS-infected people living in India.
This shows the failure of all the anti-AIDS policies running in India by the government, International agencies and local NGOs.
They are not reaching to the rural India and the people in villages are living life in isolation and lack of awareness too. This is making the condition worse.
On the other hand, the government says that it is fighting back. The government is offering free antiretroviral drugs in the larger cities. Local organizations distributing free condoms and comic books to create awareness people about this deadly disease.
The dark side of the story is that the people in rural part of India are not still able to get these facilities and awareness programs as well. For many of them, it still is out of reach.
If they become affected or detect with HIV, they stay home alone. They often left to confront the certainty of decline and death in isolation.
In India, according to a report, 5.7 million people are living with HIV. 38% of them are women and this is the worst part of the story.
They are the silent carriers of this virus and most often, did not get any treatment. 54% of the sex workers in Mumbai are living life with this deadly virus.