New HIV infections in India fall by 56%

 

Paul De Lay

The number of new HIV infections in South and South East Asia have dropped by more than 40 per cent between 2006 and 2010, according to a new report on HIV/AIDS.

The report launched in Geneva on Monday also reveals that new HIV infections in India fell by 56 per cent.

UNAIDS and the World Health Organization also said that people with HIV are living longer and AIDS-related deaths are declining due to antiretroviral therapy.

Aditya Mehta spoke to Paul De Lay, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, on how 2011 was a game-changing year for the AIDS response.

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