With 5 million Indians infected with HIV

With 5 million Indians infected with HIV

Setting the mood for safe sex

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He liked the placement of the television, high in a corner overlooking the bed, and the radio on the windowsill, blaring Hindi film music.

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Sarkar and his team walk dark stairwells that reek of urine to offer instruction in the rat infested brothels, in rooms that moncler outlet trebaseleghe double as home and work space.

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moncler donna Any benefits of Sarkar’s efforts are so far small. At least 300,000 Indians were infected with HIV in the past year about 6 percent of the estimated number of new infections globally, the United Nations reported late last year. Only South Africa has more people suffering from the disease. moncler donna

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