Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
    This description of Kousalya Periasamy's work was prepared when Kousalya Periasamy was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
    Kousalya Periasamy is a pioneer: the first woman in India to declare she is HIV-positive. She has brought attention to the fact that the average Indian housewife is at risk of infection. Through the Positive Women Network, she is creating a network of support systems for women living with HIV and Aids in India.
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