Bill Gates Visits Sex Workers in Pune


Microsoft founder and Co-Chairman, Bill Gates visited sex workers in Pune. He and his wife Melinda visited the Red Light area in Pune to create awareness of AIDS and the related Sexually Transmitted Disease. He was there to also review two of his projects that was established in India long back. ” The visit was confidential and we were not aware that Gates was going to visit us “, said Meena Kurlekar, Director Vanchit Vikas, Voluntary Organization Working for the sex workers. He had started Gates Foundation in India in the year 2003 to help people suffering with HIV and to prevent AIDS and he has invested 200 million dollars for this. This is considered as the largest commitment to the campaign in any country. There are 2.47 million persons in India living with HIV, equivalent to approximately 0.36 per cent of the adult population.. Report.


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