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Republic of India


Population (July 2011 est.): 1,189,172,906

Economic Indicators (2010 est.):
GDP (PPP): US$4.06 trillion
GDP per capita (PPP): US$3,500

HIV estimates:
Number of people living with HIV (2009): 2,400,000
Adult (15-49) Prevalence Rate (2009): 0.3%
Women (15+) with HIV (2009): 880,000
AIDS deaths (2009): 270,000 - 170,000

Various sources, including UNAIDS.

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Published Resources


  • International Harm Reduction Development Program, Open Society Institute, At What Cost? HIV and Human Rights Consequences of the Global "War on Drugs", Open Society Institute, New York, March 2009, 196 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Narain, Jai P. (ed), AIDS in Asia: The Challenge Ahead, Sage, New Delhi, 2004, 395 pp. [ Details... ]

Book Sections

  • Verma, Ravi K.; S. Salil; Veera Mendonca; S. K. Singh; R. Prasad; R. B. Upadhyaya, 'HIV/AIDS and Children in the Sangli District of Maharashtra (India) (preliminary version)', in Giovanni Andrea Cornia (ed.), AIDS, Public Policy and Child Well-Being, UNICEF, 2003, p. 53. (Also available at [ Details... ]

Conference Papers

  • Rao, JVR Prasada, 'Overview of Epidemic and Response in Asia and the Pacific', in Plenary Speech at VIII International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), Colombo 2007 by JVR Prasada Rao, UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2007, p. 9. [ PDF File | Details... ]

Edited Books


  • 'Development Bulletin', Special issue: HIV/AIDS: Implications for Development, no. 52, Development Studies Network, Australian National University, 2000, 77 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Detels, Roger (ed.), 'HIV Surveillance, Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment in Asia', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 16, SA, 2004, 187 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]

Journal Articles

  • Dandona, Lalit, S.G. Prem Kumar, G. Anil Kumar and Rakhi Dandona, 'Economic Analysis of HIV Prevention Interventions in Andhra Pradesh State of India to Inform Resource Allocation', AIDS, vol. 23, Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009, pp. 233-242. [ Details... ]
  • Eberstadt, Nicholas, 'The Future of AIDS', Foreign Affairs, vol. 81, no. 6, 2002. [ Details... ]
  • Medhi, Gajendra Kumar, Jagadish Mahanta, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Brogen S Akoijam, Buno Liegise, Kalpana Sarathy, Chelliah Joshua Thomas and Bhupen Sarmah, 'Spatial Distribution and Characteristics of Injecting Drug Users (IDU) in Five Northeastern States of India', BMC Public Health, vol. 11, no. 64, 2011, p. 11. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Nag, Moni (Population Council, New York), 'Sexual Behaviour in India With Risk of HIV/AIDS Transmission', Health Transition Review (Supplement), vol. 5, Supplement, 1995, pp. 293-305. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Paxton, S and D Stephens, 'Challenges to the Meaningful Involvement of HIV-Positive People in the Response to HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, India and Indonesia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, 2007, pp. 8-13. [ Details... ]


See also

  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, On the Front Line: A Review of Policies and Programmes to address HIV/AIDS among Peacekeepers and Uniformed Services, UNAIDS Series: Engaging uniformed services in the fight against AIDS, UNAIDS, New York, 2005, 42 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]

Sources used to compile this entry: UNAIDS; World Bank World Development Indicators Database.

Prepared by: susan chong