HIV and India A Sharp Decline In The Numbers

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HIV and India

A Sharp Decline In The Numbers

India has witnessed a sharp decline in the number of new HIV cases in the past 10 years. HIV infections have declined by 56 per cent during the last decade from 2.7 lakh in 2000 to 1.2 lakh in 2009 in our country

 
India has witnessed a sharp decline in the number of new HIV cases in the past 10 years. HIV infections have declined by 56 per cent during the last decade from 2.7 lakh in 2000 to 1.2 lakh in 2009 in our country. This has been possible due to political support at the highest levels to the various.interven­ tions under National AIDS Control Programme, including Parliamentarians and elected leaders at the state and local levels and cooperation received from NG0s, civil society, etc. In the similar manner the new HIV infections could be significantly reduced if effective preven­tion programs are expanded and reach
those at greatest risk of HIV infection. In fact, HIV which causes AIDS was detected in India nearly 25 years back. Though than 2 million people are affected by the virus, India is said to be one of the few countries which has actually made significant reductions in HIV infections. The country’s HIV AIDS Prevention model has been even lauded by United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon.

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