People Living With HIV/AIDS Denied Care In Indian State Hospitals, New York Times Reports
New York Times: AIDS Patients in Andhra Pradesh Find Fear at State Hospitals
The article details the case of one HIV-positive man and others living with HIV/AIDS who say they were denied care at a state hospital “in Andhra Pradesh, which has the highest [HIV] prevalence in India with 500,000 cases in a population of 85 million, according to a 2012 survey by the World Bank. … However, officials with Andhra Pradesh’s State AIDS Control Society, more commonly known as A.P. SACS, and the state’s health ministry denied that AIDS patients encountered discrimination at government hospitals…” (Hayden, 4/2).