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Ashok Alexander Is The Founder-Director Of The Antara Foundation, A Non-Profit Focused On Public Health Delivery At Scale. Prior To Establishing Antara Foundation In 2013, Ashok Headed The India Operations Of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He Led the Creation and Expansion of the Foundation’s India Office from Its Inception In 2003 until 2012. There, He Created Avahan, India’s National Aids Program, Which Rapidly Became the World’s Largest Ever Private HIV Prevention Program.

Ashok Alexander
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A Strange Truth Lessons in love,Leadership and courage from india's Sex Workers

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India was at the stage when HIV infection could have engulfed the state and might have gone the African way. Gates Foundation invited me to work for the control of HIV infection and I thought it time to do something for the society and I step in. There is another India you are unaware of, People living in a disastrous situation, women selling themselves just for the next meal that too without condoms. They are marginalized from mainstream development. Violence is a huge issue in sex workers' life which prevents them from having protection. HIV Protection Program which we conducted was the world’s biggest protection program which has averted around 6 thousand infections.

This program put India in one of the lowest HIV prevalent countries with 0.2%. My book is not about HIV or Sex Work but the Heroism and Adventure of a person waiting to be had it at some point. That was an adventure where we don’t know where the ending is. This adventure is worth embarrassing and examining. Scaling the target is not easy in India where sex workers are hidden and you have no idea how many they are. Northern India’s children live to get strangulate due to customs an inaccessibility to medical treatments. Morality has nothing to do when a woman had to sleep with men to feed and protect her child. It’s a problem with society.

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A Strange Truth

India was at the stage when HIV infection could have engulfed the state and might have gone the African way. Gates Foundation invited me to work for the control of HIV infection and I thought it time to do something for the society and I step in. There is another India you are unaware of, People living in a disastrous situation, women selling themselves just for the next meal that too without condoms. They are marginalized from mainstream development. Violence is a huge issue in sex workers' life which prevents them from having protection. HIV Protection Program which we conducted was the world’s biggest protection program which has averted around 6 thousand infections. This program put India in one of the lowest HIV prevalent countries with 0.2%. My book is not about HIV or Sex Work but the Heroism and Adventure of a person waiting to be had it at some point. That was an adventure where we don’t know where the ending is. This adventure is worth embarrassing and examining. Scaling the target is not easy in India where sex workers are hidden and you have no idea how many they are. Northern India’s children live to get strangulate due to customs and inaccessibility to medical treatments. Morality has nothing to do when a woman had to sleep with men to feed and protect her child. It’s a problem with society.