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The effect of HIV/AIDS on Indian economy Introduction The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. Infection with the virus results in the progressive deterioration of the immune system, leading to "immune deficiency." The immune system is considered deficient when it can no longer fulfill its role of fighting infection and disease (WHO). According to estimates by WHO and UNAIDS, 33.4 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2008. From these 33.4 million cases, 4 million cases are from India ( ). There are several studies which have analyzed the effect of HIV or AIDS. Most researchers have analyzed the effect of HIV or AIDS on African countries ( ) but few researchers have looked into the effect of HIV on India. The Research question of this paper is, How does HIV or AIDS effect the Indian economy . This question can be effectively answered if we look at, Productivity loss due to: premature death of infected persons, time lost due to the care given to infected people, cost of treatment of HIV/AIDS patients, Loss of skilled work force and the resultant cost of retraining a new work force, cost of strengthening the
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course ENGL 112 taught by Professor Fox during the Spring '09 term at UBC.

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