Bhopal: The number of patients with human immunodeficiency virus i.e. HIV in MP is increasing at a rapid pace. The reply to a question under the Right to Information (RTI Act 2005) revealed that MP ranks sixth with 1768 cases in terms of HIV infection spread through needles. These numbers are also pointing to the fact that the consumption of drugs in the state is also taking place at a fast pace. According to the information received from the RTI, in the year 2020-21, at least one person came into contact with HIV in Madhya Pradesh through a needle. According to the report, experts say that the biggest reason for spreading HIV from the needle may be the use of drugs from the same syringe.
According to information sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005 by Neemuch resident Chandra Shekhar Gaur, the National AIDS Control Organisation said that from 2011-12 to 2020-21, 45,864 cases of needle-to-HIV infection were reported. According to the information given in the same RTI, if we talk about the state-wise data, in addition to Madhya Pradesh, 5,841 in Delhi, 5,569 in UP, 1,062 in Haryana, 916 in Maharashtra, 874 in Chhattisgarh, 554 in Gujarat, 501 in Rajasthan, 491 in Uttarakhand, 467 in Assam, 407 in Chandigarh, 340 in Bihar, 44 in Jharkhand, 44 in Jharkhand, There were 37 cases in Jammu and Kashmir.
While 4906 in Mizoram, 2594 in Manipur, 586 in Karnataka, 566 in West Bengal, 537 in Tripura, 465 in Nagaland, 379 in Andhra Pradesh, 279 in Odisha, 227 in Tamil Nadu, 206 in Meghalaya, 151 in Kerala, 87 in Telangana, 56 in Himachal Pradesh, 15 in Goa, 8 in Arunachal Pradesh, 3 in Sikkim and two each in Daman and Diu and Puducherry were infected due to using of Aids.