Dr Kutikuppala Surya Rao Conducts a Seminar on World Aids Day and Said According to the latest data released two Months back by Government of India Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Andhra Pradesh (2.70 Lakh), Karnataka (2.47 Lakh) and Telangana (2.04 Lakh) that have the high prevalence of PLHIV people living with HIV/AIDS. An estimated 87.58 thousand new HIV Infections occured in the country by mid 2018 out of which Telangana turned out to have the highest estimated 9,324 new cases contributing to 11 per cent of total cases in the country and Andhra Pradesh (7%).
HIV Testing is Important for extending treatment and achieving the UNO 90-90-90 Targets. It also empowers people to make their choices about HIV prevention’s and treatment so that they can protect themselves and their loved ones. Many barriers to HIV testing remain unsolved and UNAIDS estimates that around 40% people living with HIV currently do not know their status.