40,855 HIV positive cases registered in Manipur


In a span of just 5 years, there has been a massive increase of over 15,000 HIV positive cases in Manipur from 25,919 in March 2007 to 40,855 in March 2012, a new report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

The increase that averages out at over 3,000 cases per year – a shocking 8 cases per day on an average – has been noticed despite the implementation of Targeted Intervention (TI) programme that cost the exchequer ₹43 crores. CAG notes in the report that the new figures reflect the poor performance and unsatisfactory results in curbing new infections in high-risk individuals.

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