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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 113
ANSWERED ON:  09.02.2018
HIV and AIDS
RATTAN LAL KATARIA
PRASUN BANERJEE
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether due to mass awareness programmes run by the Government to contain the prevalence of HIV in India, the HIV numbers have declined during the last three years and if so, details thereof;

(b) whether new hotspots of HIV prevalence are emerging, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the corrective measures taken in this regard;

(c) the number of HIV/AIDS patients in the country along with the number of new cases diagnosed as on date, State/UTwise;

(d) whether the Government provides free medical facilities and drugs to HIV patients in the country and if so, the details thereof along with the funds allocated/ released to each State/UT during the last three years; and

(e) whether any foreign country has offered assistance for AIDS treatment and if so, the details thereof along with the time by which such assistance is likely to be received?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (e) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 113* FOR 9TH FEBRUARY, 2018

(a) Yes, due to mass awareness programmes run by the Government to contain the prevalence of HIV in India, the HIV numbers have declined in last three years. Details of the number of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) for the last three years are as below:

2015 2016 2017
Estimated number of PLHIV 21,16,581 21,10,021 21,06,706

(b) The States of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have seen emergence of new hotspots of HIV. This is on account of High Risk behaviour denoted by the Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and unsafe sexual practices. The Government has launched Project Sunrise for the North-Eastern States and developed 7 years Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI for year 2017 – 24 to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in country.

(c) The number of People Living with HIV (PLHIVs) who are on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) till December, 2017, is 11, 81,125. The State/UT wise numbers is at Annexure-1.
The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the year 2017 (till December 2017) is 1,91,493. The State/UT wise numbers is at Annexure-2.

(d) Under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), the Government provides comprehensive package of prevention, counselling, testing and treatment services, which includes free provision of Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs, testing and treatment of Opportunistic Infections (OIs). The allocation and release made state wise for Testing and Treatment facilities is at Annexure-3.

The ARV drugs and testing kits are procured centrally by the Government. The allocation and expenditure at Central level year wise is at Annexure – 4.

(e) No. The NACP is Central Sector Scheme fully funded by the Government of India

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