India risks backsliding on success against HIV-U.N. envoy

J.V.R. Prasada Rao, United Nations special envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, poses inside his residence in Bengaluru, IndiaBy Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) – New HIV infections in India could rise for the first time in more than a decade because states are mismanaging a prevention program by delaying payments to health workers, the United Nations envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific said. India's efforts to fight HIV have for years centered around community-based programs run for people at high risk of contracting the virus, such as sex workers and injecting drug users.



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