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Pet Sins November 2003

HIV/AIDS in Asia

Asia, the world's biggest continent and the most populous, is poised to be the next center of the HIV/AIDS epidemic after Africa. According to amfAR's AIDS in Asia report,

India could soon overtake South Africa as the nation with the most people living with HIV/AIDS. And in China, home to one-fifth of the world's population, HIV infections rose 17 percent in the first six months of 2002. Epidemiologists predict there may be as many as 10 million Chinese living with HIV/AIDS by 2010.

The Impact of AIDS/HIV in Asia

AFP, Nov 1999 AIDS-Thailand-Asia: AIDS to cost Thailand nine billion dollars by 2000: experts

Times of India, Oct 17, 2003: India second only to South Africa in AIDS: UN

The New York Times, Aug 25 2002: AIDS Scourge in Rural China Leaves Villages of Orphans

IRINnews.org, Jul 2002: CENTRAL ASIA: HIV/AIDS growing rapidly - intravenous drug users are boosting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Asia, where the prevalence of the deadly disease remains low but the rate of spread is increasing alarmingly.

UNDP Press Release: Breaking the silence on HIV/AIDS in the Arab World

[This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.]

Efforts to fight the effects of HIV/AIDS in Asia

Activist campaigns to stave off AIDS calamity in India (CNN, October 2000)

AIDS-THAILAND: Street Children Get Attention From UNICEF

China AIDS Survey link listing for Chinese AIDS Organizations

RainbowKids.com article: Help for China's Aids Orphans

[This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.]