India has significantly reduced the number of new HIV infections, Aids-related deaths and people living with HIV between 2010 and last year through sustained and focused efforts, according to data made public by the joint United Nations Agency on Aids (UNAids) recently.
New human immunodeficiency (HIV) infections dropped from 120,000 in 2010 to 88,000 last year, and Aids-related deaths fell from 160,000 to 69,000 in the same period. This represents a decrease of more than 26 per cent for new HIV cases and over 56 per cent in the case of Aids-related deaths - a better rate of reduction than the global average. India had 2.1 million people living with HIV last year, down from 2.3 million in 2010.
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