Overall, the incidence rate of HIV in India is about 0.7%, of which an alarmingly high 16.6% is due to infected blood, unclean syringes and other medical inefficiencies. In Maharashtra, the incidence climbs to 1.14%: close to twice the national average. For more details, see the page on HIV/AIDS.
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Source: For data upto 1997 the source is UNAIDS, except on blood donors for which the source is a report in the November 15, 1995, Times of India, Mumbai attributed to the WHO. Data for 1998 is taken from NACO.