Posted on April 15, 2004. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Economist.com | AIDS in India: “AIDS is mostly spread by sex�in India over 80% of infections start this way�and most governments find sex an awkward subject. India’s is no exception. It may be the land of the Kama Sutra, the land whose temples depict a licentiousness seldom shown in public elsewhere. But it is also a land so prudish that its film industry has only recently started to show kisses on screen. Defence is easy by comparison. India spent 3.1% of GDP on defence in 2000. It has nuclear weapons. It also has a space programme. It even offers soft loans to African countries to help them fight AIDS. But it is loth to launch an all-out programme to promote condoms.”

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