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AHF India Cares started operations in India in the year 2004, serving the nation with free HIV testing, Care, Support and Treatment services. A pioneer in Community based HIV Testing (CBT) model in India, AHF India Cares showcased the CBT model that led to the country adopting the CBT model recently. AHF India Cares rolled out 1.6 million free community-based HIV testing and more than 10,000 new HIV positive cases were identified, thereby complimenting the National AIDS response. AHF India Cares also dedicated the first Centre of Excellence (COE) ART Clinic at New Delhi, to the nation in 2007. Ever since, AHF India Cares has emerged as a pre-eminent HIV Care organization in India by expanding clinical services to Panvel, Navi Mumbai and thus offering free care, support and treatment services to more than 2000 people living with HIV.
AHF India Cares also leads the Indian Civil Society advocacy efforts on multiple issues like drug patents, drug prices, affordable treatment for HIV, HCV and TB, rights and entitlements of PLHIV, sustainable funding for HIV programs and protection of rights for women’s / marginalized/ LGBTQI communities.
While HIV prevalence in India is relatively low at 0.22 percent, in absolute terms this means an estimated 2.1 million people are living with HIV India has a concentrated epidemic with most infections among injecting drug users (IDUs), Men who have sex with Men (MSM), Transgenders (TG) and (FSW) Female sex workers.
As per the recently released, India HIV Estimation2017 report, national adult (15–49 years) HIV prevalence in India is estimated at 0.22% (0.16% – 0.30%) with 0.25% (0.18-0.34) among males and 0.19% (0.14-0.25) among Females. The adult HIV prevalence at national level has continued its steady decline from an estimated peak of 0.38% in 2001-03 through 0.34% in 2007, 0.28% in 2012 and 0.26% in 2015 to 0.22% in 2017.
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