New Delhi: 22nd November 2011
In India, new HIV infections fell by 56% between 2006-10. India says it has overshot treatment targets for 2012 — with 4.48 lakh HIV positive patients on the lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy at present, against the target of 3.4 lakh. The UNAIDS HIV AIDS report 2011 released on Monday said that in India, 20-40% of the eligible HIV population was actually receiving ART — one of the lowest HIV treatment coverage in the world. It added that less than 40% of pregnant women had access to ART to prevent new HIV infections among children.
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