In 2007, the recorded number of deaths cause by AIDS in India was 1,48,309, where as according to a recent count such deaths dropped by nearly 55% and casualties caused by new HIV infections came down by 68%, FRM 2.51 LAKH TO 86,000 – when compared to the global fall at 35%.
These statistics were presented by Union Minister for Health JP Nadda at the ongoing United Nations high level meeting in New York. The meeting aimed at evaluation AIDS control programme. Globally too there has been a significant dip, as between 2005 and 2015 the numbers came down by 41%.
In India the effective implementation of AIDS control programmes are attributed to availability of cheaper drugs. The UN General Assembly proposed to implement the AIDS control strategies on fast track across the world with an objective to end this epidemic by 2030.