India Prime Minister Hails Success in Battle Against HIV
July 12, 2011
New HIV infections in India have plummeted over the past decade, falling to about 120,000 annually from 270,000 in 2000, officials announced on July 4. But an estimated 2.4 million people in India have HIV, new Ministry of Health data show, so "there should be no room for complacency," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a conference in New Delhi.
"India's testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS have increased their reach," Singh said. AIDS mortality rates have fallen over the years, and cutting mother-to-child infections further is now a "priority area" for the nation, he said.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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