Found this one from the Wake Up Pune Website:
Some daunting India HIV and AIDS statistics:
India has a population of one billion, around half of whom are adults in the sexually active age group. The first AIDS case in India was detected in 1986; since then HIV infection has been reported in all states and union territories.
The spread of HIV in India has been diverse, with much of India having a low rate of infection and the epidemic being most extreme in the southern half of the country and in the far north-east. The highest HIV prevalence rates are found in Maharashtra in the west; Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in the south; and Manipur and Nagaland in the north-east.
- Estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2006 was between 2-3.1 million.
- The 30-34 years age group has the highest % (0.54%) of HIV/AIDS affliction.
- 124,995 people (Males- 88,245 Females- 36,750) were tested as HIV/AIDS positive at the end of August 2006.
- In 85% of the cases, the virus is transmitted through sexual contact. Mother-to-child comes second at 4%.
- Tamil Nadu has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases, second comes Andhra Pradesh, whereas Maharashtra occupies the third spot.