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The new scheme launched by the Bellary District Aids Prevention Society (BDAPS), in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to help HIV-affected people and their families, has started yielding results.Dakshayini and her husband have been living with HIV for the past eight years, and have been under Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). She is a field worker with Nityajeevana, an organisation of people with HIV/AIDS, and her husband a worker in the Bellary, Koppal and Raichur Milk Producers’ Union here. The couple have two children, both of whom do not have HIV. Today, she is all smiles as she is able to earn and supplement the family’s income owing to the loan scheme extended by the BDAPS.Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/2009/01/03/stories/2009010352640300.htm

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