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India 3rd Largest With HIV Infected

India HIV Infected

21.17 lakh Indians live with human immunodeficiency virus, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in Lok Sabha on Friday. India is next only to South Africa (68 lakh) and Nigeria (34 lakh). Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) given to all living with HIV/AIDS.

524 ART centres and 1,094 link ART centres provide free antiretro viral treatment in the country. 9.25 lakh people avail services from ART centers making a coverage rate of 69 per cent. 13.45 lakh patients have CD4 (type of white blood cells) count less than 350. 350 Care and support centers have been established through civil society organisations.