Hiv and Aids – Number of People Living with HIV (PLHIVs) – State wise Report
HIV AND AIDS
Due to mass awareness programmes run by the Government to contain the prevalence of HIV in India, the HIV numbers have declined in last three years. Details of the number of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) for the last three years are as below:
|Estimated number of PLHIV||21,16,581||21,10,021||21,06,706|
The States of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have seen emergence of new hotspots of HIV. This is on account of High Risk behaviour denoted by the Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and unsafe sexual practices. The Government has launched Project Sunrise for the North-Eastern States and developed 7 years Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI for year 2017 – 24 to respond to the
HIV/AIDS epidemic in country.
The number of People Living with HIV (PLHIVs) who are on Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) till December, 2017, is 11, 81,125. The State/UT wise numbers is at Annexure-1.
The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the year 2017 (till December 2017) is 1,91,493. The State/UT wise numbers is at Annexure-2.
Under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), the Government provides comprehensive package of prevention, counselling, testing and treatment services, which includes free provision of Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs, testing and treatment of Opportunistic Infections (OIs). The allocation and release made state wise for Testing and Treatment facilities is at Annexure-3. The ARV drugs and testing kits are procured centrally by the Government. The allocation and expenditure at Central level year wise is at Annexure – 4.
The NACP is Central Sector Scheme fully funded by the Government of India.