Annual 2010 progress report on “HIV/AIDS in the South-East Asia Region”
3.5 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in the South-East Asia in 2009 and 37% of them were women.
Annually, there are an estimated 220,000 new HIV infections and 230,000 AIDS related deaths.
India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand account for the majority of HIV burden in this region.
As per UNAIDS report 48 lakh people were living with HIV in Asia and about half of the them lived in India.
The majority of HIV infections are transmitted sexually and drug injections are the second most common mode of transmission.
1.3 million women (older than 15 years of age) are currently living with HIV in this region.
Estimated number of new HIV infections in the South-East Asia Region, 1990–2009
Distribution of reported HIV/AIDS cases by mode of transmission in South-East Asia Region, 2009
Percentage of females among reported AIDS cases in South-East Asia Region, 1990–2009
Status of Implementation of Strategic Planning and Review Activities in the South-East Asia Region, 2005
Source: WHO 2010 report.