As many as 96,942 children tested positive for Aids over the last three years in India.
As many as 96,942 children tested positive for Aids over the last three years in India. The Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi disclosed this while replying to a question in the Lok Sabha earlier this month. Andhra Pradesh recorded the highest number, with 22,559 children testing positive, followed by 21,835 in Maharashtra and 15,082 in Tamil Nadu. But what followed the revelation was only more governmentspeak: “The Government has taken several steps to protect children from HIV infection. Identification, counseling and prophylactic treatment to HIV positive pregnant women and new-born babies, diagnosis of HIV positive children and spreading public awareness,” said the minister.