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Table: Silent Crisis


-- Some 4 million Indians are HIV-positive, the world's second-largest affected populace

-- New cases are growing at an estimated 10% a year

-- Per capita health expenditure is $10 a year; 3 cents for AIDS

-- Every year, 150,000 Indians die of AIDS-related illnesses

-- Bombay alone has 350,000 HIV-positive cases, the highest concentration in the world

-- Treatment costs $1,000 per person a year, but can be nearly halved if the government cuts 40%+ levies on drugs

Data: BusinessWeek, The Lawyers Collective


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