Officials in India have come up with a novel way of communicating an HIV awareness message to an ever growing population. A cellphone ringtone that chants “condom! condom” will be used as a way of trying to inspire Indians to take heart and heed of a safer sex message. This use of techonology will hopefully enable HIV educators to raise awareness of the need to practice safe sex. For more on this clever use of technology visit iolhivaids.co.za
Even though India has a population of 1,128,289,843 its HIV positive prevalence of 2.5 million is relatively small, in relation to the size of its population. Visit Medindia.net to find out more about the growth in India’s population of literally 29 births per minute.
More info on the planet’s burgeoning population from medindia….
“Rate of Increase in World Population
In our existence for the last 52,000 years on this planet Earth, there have been a total of about 106.billion people. Every year we add almost 78 million people to the world population and are rapidly consuming its resources.
In the year 1 AD we were only 300 million and our population was growing slowly at 0.5% per year. At the start of 1980 the world population was 4.4 billion but in 20 years we added over 1.6 billion people and the population was 6 billion. By 2015 it is predicted we will be more than 7 billion. A British Physicist estimated this alarming rise and predicted our current growth as follows-
‘At the current rate it would take only about 50 years to populate Venus, Mercury, Mars, the moon, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn to same population density as Earth. . . It would take only about 200 years to fill [the remaining planets] “Earth-full.” . . . What then? .’ - J. H. Fremlin”