India’s HIV prevention programme is running out of condoms

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 10 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6066
  1. Sophie Cousins
  1. 1Assam

India’s HIV/AIDS prevention programme is running out of condoms, amid delays to its government funding. Some states report that they now have only a few days’ supply of condoms remaining.

India provides free condoms under its community based HIV/AIDS prevention programme that targets high risk groups, including sex workers and injecting drug users. The strategy has won praise globally, with the World Bank estimating that the country averted three million HIV infections between 1995 and 2015 as a result.

However, recently released government data show that the HIV/AIDS …

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