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August 13, 2008

New Health Insurance for HIV-Positive Indians

For the first time ever, positive people in the Indian state of Karnataka will be eligible for HIV-specific group health insurance to help cover the cost of treatment, India’s The Economic Times reports.

According to the article, the pilot program will provide an annual premium of 1,500 rupees for 250 positive people in Karnataka’s six districts: Bellary, Mangalore, Mandya, Kolar, Mysore and Udupi.

The program, launched August 13, was introduced by Population Services International in partnership with Star Health and Allied Insurance Company and the Karnataka Network for Positive People (KNP+).

“It is a problem to enroll HIV-positive people, because they don’t disclose or come forward,” said PSI program director Sanjay Rao Chaganti. “Only through the help of organizations like KNP [can it] be done.”

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