NACO Annual Report 2009-10
Available evidence on HIV epidemic in India shows a stable trend at national level. Provisional estimates place the number of people living with HIV in India in 2008 at 22.7 lakhs with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 0.29 percent. The epidemic is concentrated among high risk group populations and is heterogenous in its spread. The primary driv er s of HIV epidemic in India are unprotected paid sex, unprotected sex between men and injecting drug use. Heterosexual route of transmission accounts for 87 percent of HIV cases detected. Download this document.