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India's Hijras 'gifted by God'

India's Hijras 'gifted by God'

Updated 24 July 2014, 16:31 AEST

India's transgender community is suffering high rates of HIV, and activists say the problem is compounded by ongoing discrimination and poor government regulation in a country that remains responsible for more than half of the region's AIDS-related deaths.

The story of the nation's Hijra community is among those being told at the AIDS2014 conference in Melbourne.

Reporter: Tom Maddocks

Speakers: Hijra activist Abheena Aher, India HIV/AIDS Alliance; Bhoopathy Pandarinathan, Swasti Health Resource Center, India

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