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The response of the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) Kolkata (March 10, 2007) to my article ‘National AIDS Control Programme: A Critique’ (January 13, 2007) does not refute the substantive facts stated by me. I have not claimed facts from any new DMSC survey conducted among new recruits...

National AIDS Control Programme: A Critique

Condom-centric ways of controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, coupled with targeted interventions among high-risk groups, have been advocated with near-religious fundamentalist zeal for prevention. But what is urgently needed is a fundamental shift to an alternative approach, one that reduces risk-exposure and builds an enabling ethos for strongly reinforcing and expanding the predominant base of low-risk behaviour/lifestyle patterns through community-based strategies.
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