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Tackling India's HIV epidemic:India should disregard advice

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:563
  1. Joe Thomas (, director,
  2. Mridula Bandyopadhyay, lecturer
  1. International Centre for Health Equity, 6 Affleck Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
  2. Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, Department of Public Health, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne

    EDITOR—Although Potts and Walsh's article is a timely reminder of the issues at hand, the solutions provided are not evidence based and are indicative of patronising assumptions.1 Indian policy makers should disregard the condescending recommendations put forward by the authors.

    The article lacks empirical understanding …

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