HIV/AIDS infections have been reduced by 50 percent in the last ten years in India, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Addressing a conference here, Singh said mortality rates of HIV infected had declined. "Our AIDS control programme has been successful in being able to reduce new HIV/AIDS infections by 50 percent in the last ten years. Mortality rates amongst those infected with HIV have declined," said Singh. The government is about to formulate a strategy to the disease, taking into account the positive role-played by local civic bodies.