Progress in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in India

By Jane Coaston | January 30, 2013

Women learning about HIV in a clinic in India, where EGPAF has helped test over 1 million women for HIV.

EGPAF

There are 2.4 million people living with HIV in India, and 3.5 percent of those infected are children. In addition, 39 percent of those living with HIV in India are women.  But recently, the National AIDS Control Organization announced that over the last decade the number of new HIV infections in the country has dropped 57 percent.

Since 2002, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has worked in India in partnership with Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), an organization dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and providing care and support services, as well as supporting prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) efforts and taking an active role in improving local and national public health systems.

We’re proud of the steps we and our partners and friends in the battle against HIV/AIDS have taken in India, but there’s still so much to do. Join our fight for mothers and their families.

To learn more about our work in India, click here.

Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C