300 legislators from Karnataka will adopt HIV-positive children in the next legislature session that will commence in Belgaum. This has been announced by A Ramdas, Medical Education Minister of Karnataka,
“Fourteen MLAs have already adopted five HIV infected children each, and during the next session in Belgaum, all 300 MLAs are expected to adopt five children each. The government has already earmarked Rs 1crore for research on AIDS. The Central Food Technologies Research Institute has come forward to provide nutritious food for needy HIV infected children. We are working that out,” said Ramdas, while inaugurating the project ‘Differ – Sexual and Reproductive Health’. A documentary film on male sex workers ‘Me, Myself, and My Gender’, was also released at the occasion.