|Previous estimates & projections given
up to July'07
The estimates projected until recently were that globally
India is leading over South Africa in terms of the
overall number of people living with HIV. The United
Nations Report on HIV released on Tuesday the 30th
of May'06 said the World's second most populous nation
has overtaken South Africa as the country with the
most people living with HIV virus. India is home to
about 5.7 million cases as against about 5.5 million
cases infected in South Africa.
- NACO estimated that the number of Indians living
with HIV increased by 500,000 in 2003 to 5.7 million.
38 percent of these people were women.
- By the end of May 2005, the total number of
AIDS cases reported in India was 109,349 of whom
These data also indicated that 37% of reported
AIDS cases were diagnosed among people under 30.
more AIDS cases go unreported.
- The UN Population Division projects that India's
adult HIV prevalence will peak at 1.9% in 2019.
The UN estimates
there were 2.7 million AIDS deaths in India between
1980 and 2000. During 2000-15, the UN has projected
12.3 million AIDS deaths and 49.5 million deaths
- A 2002 report by the CIA's National Intelligence
Council predicted 20 million to 25 million
AIDS cases in India
by 2010, more than any other country in the world.