According to the National Aids Control Organisation NACO HIV/AIDS cases in India are declining as per new estimates.
HIV/AIDS India Statistics
NACO gives this summary of latest data/statistics on HIV/AIDS in India.
National adult HIV prevalence, or the number of adults living with HIV as a proportion of the total population, has
declined by over 0.10% points from 2000 to reach an estimated 0.31% in 2009.
The total number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India is estimated at 2.4 million with uncertainty bounds of 1.93 to 3.04 million in 2009.
Sex disaggregated data for number of people living with HIV is estimated at approximately 61% male and 39% female.
The percent distribution of HIV infec tion by age is estimated at 4.4% among children below the age of 15 years, 82.4% among adults aged 15 to 49 years and the remaining 13.2% among people over 50 years of age.
Thirty-nine percent of all HIV infections are estimated to be among women. This amounts to 0.93 million women
with HIV in India.
The four high prevalence states of South India account for 57% of all HIV infections in the country. Whilst Andhra Pradesh accounts for 500,000 cases; Maharashtra accounts for 420,000 cases, Karnataka accounts for 250,000 cases and Tamil Nadu accounts for 150,000 cases. Over 100,000 PLHIVs are estimated in West Bengal, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and together these states account for 22% of HIV infections in India. The number of PLHIVs in Punjab, Orissa, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh range from 50,000 to 100,000 and these states collectively account for 12% of HIV infections. These states may have low HIV prevalence; however, a large number of PLHIVs are
reported due to the states’overall population size.
Approximately 172,000 people died of AIDS related causes in 2009 in India.
At national level, HIV prevalence is highest amongst the injecting drug users (IDU) at 12.22% followed by men who have sex with men (MSM) at 6.82% and female sex workers (FSW) at 5.92%. HIV prevalence amongst IDU, MSM and FSW is 14.92%, 10.31% and 9.48% respectively
HIV AIDS India Statewise statistics 2010