HIV deaths in India are in a decline

But more than 7,500 children still die in India die every year from the virus. Text by Saurabh Goenka & Saloni Kamboj, graphics by Ishu Vaid


When it comes to the treatment of HIV-positive pregnant women to prevent transmission to their children, India does better than any other country.



The number of children getting ART has jumped 2.5 times from 2010 to 2015 but coverage, at 34%, is still very low.


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More than 10,000 children in India are infected by HIV every year.