Recently The Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh, India, interviewed J.V.R. Prasada Rao, the newly appointed UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia-Pacific, a former Director General of India’s National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), and a current Trustee of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance. He reflects broadly on the successes and challenges of the AIDS response in India, across the region and in the world, in particular noting the critical role that India has played providing generic drugs to Africa to treat HIV and the urgent need to keep the costs of these medicines low. He continues his strong advocacy for effective interventions for key populations such as men who have sex with men, transgenders, sex workers and people who use drugs, and acknowledges the difficulties that the legal environment creates for our efforts to stem the epidemic in these groups.
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