Religious Views of AIDS in India Introduction As a nation that is at once populous and poor, India faces a number of health challenges. In recent years, the AIDS virus has come to the fore as an emerging public health problem in India. According to the AIDS charity known as AVERT, there are currently 2.31 million Indians with HIV/AIDS, representing 0.34 percent of all adults age 15 or over. The increasing prevalence of AIDS has generated a great deal of commentary and controversy in India, particularly from the country’s religious organizations. This essay will survey how Indian Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity have responded to the phenomenon of AIDS in India, with a particular focus on the ways in which such responses both align with...The end:
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