Monday, December 3, 2007

2007 UNAIDS/WHO AIDS epidemic update revises previous overestimates

The number of people in India living with HIV/AIDS was reduced in this update from 5.7 million to 2.5 million, mostly because of problems with the measuring metric. Previously, the Indian government extrapolated the burden of HIV/AIDS based on hospital data, but the revised, and more accurate, method involves scientifically designed public surveys. The former method was shown to overestimate the number of those with HIV/AIDS to be 2-5 times higher than they really are.

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