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HIV/AIDS in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has one of the fastest increasing HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in India. In 2002 the ANC (Antenatal Clinics) prevalence rate was 1.25% and NACO estimated that more than 400,000 people were living with HIV in Andhra Pradesh, the second highest number after Maharashtra state. This is 10% of the total HIV cases in India and ninety percent of the infections in the state occur through sexual transmission. Andhra Pradesh is a Hindu state in the southeast of the country with a total population of 75.7 million.