Empowering women and PLHIV in rural India
India is a country with diversified culture and social systems, but it is still gripples with taboos and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. The fight against HIV, particularly in rural areas, becomes more pronounced because of stigma and discrimination, resulting in poor access to healthcare and other livelihood services. In rural areas, women with HIV are often accused of moral corruption as many believe that HIV is a disease associated with sex workers and truck drivers. With most of them having little education and seldom having jobs, these women face many socio-economic challenges.