Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS

  title={Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS},
  author={E. Ramakrishna Naik and Arun Karpur and R D Jennifer P Taylor and Balasubramaniam Ramaswami and Seetharam Ramachandra and Bindu Balasubramaniam and Sagar C. Galwankar and John T. Sinnott and Sarah K. Nabukera and Hamisu M. Salihu},
  journal={BMC International Health and Human Rights},
  pages={1 - 1}
BACKGROUND: Rural Indian tribes are anthropologically distinct with unique cultures, traditions and practices. Over the years, displacement and rapid acculturation of this population has led to dramatic changes in their socio-cultural and value systems. Due to a poor health infrastructure, high levels of poverty and ignorance, these communities are highly vulnerable to various health problems, especially, communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS. Our study sought to assess knowledge, attitudes… CONTINUE READING