Prakash Bhatia

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OBJECTIVE To determine the rates of death and infection from HIV in India. DESIGN Nationally representative survey of deaths. SETTING 1.1 million homes in India. Population 123,000 deaths at all ages from 2001 to 2003. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES HIV mortality and infection. RESULTS HIV accounted for 8.1% (99% confidence interval 5.0% to 11.2%) of all(More)
BACKGROUND India has long been thought to have more snakebites than any other country. However, inadequate hospital-based reporting has resulted in estimates of total annual snakebite mortality ranging widely from about 1,300 to 50,000. We calculated direct estimates of snakebite mortality from a national mortality survey. METHODS AND FINDINGS We(More)
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