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AIDS and It's Implications for Anaesthesiologists

Author(s): Dr. Sarita Janweja

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2001;
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Keywords: HIV | AIDS | Anaesthesiologists

According to UNAIDS/WHO estimates, 11 men, women and children around the world were infected per minute during 1998 (nearly six million). More than 95% of all HIV infected people now live in the developing world, which has likewise experienced 95%of all deaths to date from AIDS. In India, the first HIV positive case was reported in 1986.The magnitude of disease has been found to be varied in various parts of the country. Maharashtra accounts for close to 50% of reported HIV and AIDS cases in India. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka and Manipur are the other hard hit states.
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