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Pradhan, Basanta K. and Ramamani Sundar
Gender Impact of HIV and AIDS in India
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi, 2006, 145 pp

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"This study details the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls by examining a cross-section of issues such as income, savings, consumption as well as education, health, and levels of stigma and discrimination.

Conducted by NCAER in collaboration with NACO and UNDP, the study is based on a primary survey covering 8,292 households spread over the rural and urban areas of the six states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Manipur.

The findings indicate that HIV tends to exacerbate gender disparities. Besides the increased workload at home, women are also required to take up employment to supplement lost earnings. In particular, the economic situation of women headed households is very fragile."

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