Link to slower access to care: what is the stigma?: an Indian perspective.

  title={Link to slower access to care: what is the stigma?: an Indian perspective.},
  author={Rashmi Kandwal and Taru Bahl},
  journal={Current HIV/AIDS reports},
  volume={8 4},
Stigma and discrimination have been "bed fellows" of HIV and AIDS in India. Perpetuated by lack of awareness, deep-rooted traditional beliefs, adherence to harmful practices, and a moralistic tag associated with a condition connected with sex (in India the method of HIV transmission being largely heterosexual in nature) and high-risk individuals such as sex workers, it made it difficult for the country to fight an epidemic that was hard to track, estimate, diagnose, and treat. Various… CONTINUE READING

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