Population Council of India

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The Population Council of India is the Indian wing of Population Council, an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research. Based in New York City, the Council has 17 offices in Africa, Asia, and the Americas and works in more than 70 countries.

Population Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. In the field of HIV and AIDS, the Population Council identifies sustainable and cost-effective responses to the AIDS pandemic, especially for the hardest-hit regions of the world. Major biomedical initiatives include studying the role of the immune system in the spread of HIV and developing microbicides to prevent sexual transmission of infection. Social science and public health researchers identify best practices for providing cost-effective treatment, care, and support of persons affected by HIV/AIDS; addressing stigma and discrimination; preventing transmission; and reducing the consequences of the pandemic.

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