- Padmasri Dr. Kutikuppala Surya Rao

Senior Consultant Physician

      “My confidence in our shared future is grounded in my respect for India’s treasured past -— a civilization that’s been shaping the world for thousands of years. Indians unlocked the intricacies of the human body and the vastness of our universe. It’s no exaggeration to say that our Information Age is rooted in Indian innovations —- including the number zero. Of course, India not only opened our minds, she expanded our moral imaginations -- with religious texts that still summon the faithful to lives of dignity and discipline, with poets who imagined a future “where the mind is without fear and the head is held high” and with a man whose message of love and justice endures the father of your nation, Mahatma Gandhi”. Said ,Barack Obama, US President in Indian Parliament on 8th November, 2010. This is the greatness of India in the minds of International strong Leaders like US President. He also told that   the United Nations exists to fulfill its founding ideals of preserving peace and security, promoting global cooperation, and advancing human rights. These are the responsibilities of all nations, but especially those that seek to lead in the 21st century. And so we look forward to working with India. Under this scenario on the occasion of the world AIDS day 2010, when we scan the situation of AIDS in India and the human rights of HIV positive people the consequences   are extremely daunting.

Universal Access and Human Rights:
      The theme for World AIDS Day 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. Global leaders have pledged to work towards universal access to HIV and AIDS treatment, prevention and care, recognising these as fundamental human rights. Valuable progress has been made in increasing access to HIV and AIDS services, yet greater commitment is needed around the world if the goal of universal access is to be achieved....