India's HIV toll lower than predicted

2019-03-02 03:01:02

First the good news: estimates of HIV prevalence in India have halved. The bad news is that between 2 and 3.1 million Indians are infected with HIV. Not quite the 5.7 million estimated before, but still a hefty burden. “While it’s good news that the total number of HIV infections is lower than previously thought, we can’t be complacent,” says Naresh Dayal, chairman of India’s National AIDS Control Board. Released in New Delhi on 6 July by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO),