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India India is emerging as a favorite destination for foreign investors. The continuing threat of AIDS could damage this prospect. 20 years ago the first AIDS case was diagnosed in India. The number of HIV infected people in India is rising at an alarming rate. There were 5.7 million HIV infected Indians in 2005. Of the 5.7 million, 5.2 million were aged 15 to 49 years of age. Infections rates are far below those of sub-Saharan Africa. At the beginning of 1986, India had no reported cases of HIV or AIDS. Later in 1986, the first cases of HIV were diagnosed among sex workers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 1987, out of the 52,907 Indians tested for HIV AIDS 135 people were found to be HIV positive and 14 had AIDS. Most of the cases occurred through heterosexual sex. By the end of the 1980s a rapid spread of HIV was observed among injecting drug uses in three northeastern states of India, bordering Myanmar. At the beginning of the 1990s infection rates continues to grow. In 1992 the government set up NACO to oversee the formulation of policies, prevention
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Unformatted text preview: work and control programs relating to HIV and AIDS. The number of children orphaned because of AIDS is estimated at 1.2 million. Social issues of children in India are child labor, between 60 and 115 million working children in India. Causes of child labor are family poverty, being a street child, lack of education and attitudes of parents. Despite health improvements over the last thirty years, lives continue to be lost in early childhood diseases, inadequate newborn care and childbirth related causes. Children in India continue to lose their life to vaccine preventable diseases. Protective factors for children in India are government policies that address child labor abuse and social institutions that provide shelter for homeless street children. When watching the movie consider the following…. . The risk factors for the children. The challenges of the environment in which the children are developing....
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