13 Sep '11, 8am

Not money, it's HIV virus some workers bring home

Gulariya (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- Nepali workers go abroad dreaming of a better future. While many ride out the storm and bring home wealth by a stroke of luck and hard work, some unlucky lots bring HIV/AIDS instead of money. A report published by the United Nations says labour migrants make up 41 percent of the total known HIV infections in Nepal. The family of Chakra Bahadur Bhul of Bhimmapur VDC, Bardiya, is among them. Throughout his 10-year stay in Mumbai, Bhul had unprotected sex with many partners and contracted HIV/AIDS. After his home return, he passed on the virus to his wife, Devisara. The three children-a daughter and two sons-the couple had during this period were also born with congenital HIV. Chakra Bahadur died of AIDS in 2009 at the age of 38. His 35-year-old wife Devisara and the three children also passed away later. The couple's eldest daughter, who do...

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