28 January 2015 : Karnalwadi, Maharashtra
Whether HIV/AIDS causes someone’s death isn’t clear, but without treatment, it certainly can be. Kailash Borke, who expired few days after being diagnosed, didn’t have any treatment. What’s worse is that HIV, though not contagious by casual contact, is sexually transmissible. Borke’s wife — only earning member of the family — is now HIV positive. In Karnalwadi, where the spread of misconceptions is easier than the virus of HIV, Usha Borke can’t find any work to support the family or for her treatment.
Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar reports on how rumours about HIV have left Usha Borke in utter despair.