For India's leprosy affected, stigma hinders efforts to fight the disease

  • by: NIRMALA GEORGE , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 9, 2014 - 5:50 AM

TAHIRPUR, India — At first, Ashok Yadav ignored the patches of pink skin on his arm. But when pale sores erupted on his body and he lost sensation in his fingertips, a doctor issued the devastating diagnosis: Yadav had leprosy.

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