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India: Minimize Socio-Economic Fallout of AIDS, Says Prime


Hindu (09.20.01) - Thursday, September 20, 2001

Indian Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has called for urgent measures to minimize the economic and social fallout of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and he urged industry to play a more significant role in this regard. Launching an Industry Business Trust for HIV/AIDS formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at a function at his residence on Thursday, Vajpayee said those worst affected by HIV/AIDS were people in the economically productive age group of 15 to 49 years. The prime minister said HIV/AIDS was affecting the social and economic fabric, leading to not only reduced individual earnings, but also declining productivity and loss of skill and experience.


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