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Shocker: Six Out of Every 554 Street Children in Kolkata are HIV Positive

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News March 23, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
image At least six out of every 554 street children in the age group of five to fourteen in Kolkata are HIV positive, a study conducted by the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) has found. Kolkata has an estimated number of over 11,000 street children. Sexual abuse was identified as the main cause for these children suffering from sexually transmitted diseases. Nine per cent of the children interviewed during the study reported some for...

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