India is one of the most populated countries in the world, with over one billion inhabitants. It is estimated that around 2.3 million people are currently living with HIV. HIV emerged later in India than it did in several other countries. Infection rates soared throughout the 1990s, and today the endemic affects all sectors of Indian society, not just the groups - such as sex workers and truck drivers - with which it was initially associated. In a country where illiteracy, poverty and poor health are rife, the spread of HIV presents a daunting challenge.
HIV/AIDS is a major concern for developing countries global. Lack of education, poor nutrition and inadequate health care, linked with great poverty, make people in the poorest countries most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is growing quickly every year, resulting in NGOs working across a wide range of issues continuously having to contend with an ever-increasing number of people in need of their assistance. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is growing fast every year, resulting in NGOs working across a wide range of issues constantly having to contend with an ever-increasing number of people in the need of their assistance.