AIDS Situation in India Research Paper by Nicky

An analysis of the demographic and social variables affecting the spread and treatment of HIV/AIDS in India.
# 146154 | 2,044 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The paper explores both the origins and distribution of the HIV virus in India and shows how the spread of this disease has been facilitated by a number of social and cultural aspects. The paper then discusses the cultural and social hindrances to the implementation of effective prevention programs. The paper demonstrates how the future of the fight against HIV/AIDS in India is dependent on addressing aspects such as cultural prejudice, lack of information and control of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) in a comprehensive and organized manner. The paper also contends that there needs to be more integrated and wide-ranging action in terms of human trafficking in India.

Origins and Distribution
Cultural and Social Aspects
Programs, Prevention and the Future

From the Paper:

"The situation with regard to HIV/AIDS in India is complicated by many demographic and social variables and factors. For example, in some areas such as the northeastern state of the country the level of HIV/ AIDS is much higher at about five times the national rate. (Hwang 12) Some experts state that in some areas HIV is at an epidemic level.
"Other factors that will be taken into account in this paper are variables such as the high rate of poverty and illiteracy in areas of the country which has exacerbated the spread of HIV. This has presented a problem for the government and other bodies in the implementation of strategies to combat the spread of this devastating disease. "In a country where poverty, illiteracy and poor health are rife, the spread of HIV presents a daunting challenge". (Overview of HIV/ AIDS in India)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AIDS day - is India getting worse on the HIV front? 1 Mar. 2009. <>
  • Carey, Michael P., Prabha S. Chandra, Kate B. Carey, and Dan J. Neal. "Predictors of HIV Risk among Men Seeking Treatment for Substance Abuse in India." Archives of Sexual Behavior 32.4 (2003): 339+. Questia. 1 Mar. 2009 <>.
  • D'Cruz, Premilla. "Moments of Truth: The Experiences of Wives in HIV/AIDS Affected Nuclear Households in Mumbai." Journal of Comparative Family Studies 34.2 (2003): 255+. Questia. 1 Mar. 2009 <>.
  • Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Support: Stories from the Community. New York: United Nations, 2003. Questia. 1 Mar. 2009 <>.

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APA Format

AIDS Situation in India (2010, December 19) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"AIDS Situation in India" 19 December 2010. Web. 06 February. 2023. <>