The year 2012-13 marks the transition of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) from Phase III to Phase IV. At this important juncture, the 13th round of HIV Sentinel Surveillance (HSS) was implemented in 556 districts in 34 States and Union Territories (UTs) of India during January-April 2013. This report presents the findings of the 13th round of National HSS and shows prevalence levels and trends of the HIV epidemic from 2003 to 2012-13. Though the 13th round of HSS was carried out at ANC and STD sites only, this report also includes data on HIV prevalence among High Risk Groups (HRGs) and Bridge Populations from earlier rounds of HSS.
Keywords: HIV, HSS, India, data, general population, prevalence, FSW, MSM, IDU, transgender, migrants