This is just a contrast to the national trend where the overall decline rate in India is 57% recorded from 2001 to 2011.
This data was revealed during a three-day conclave entitled, "North East Conclave" organised by Manipur State AIDS Control Societies and Partners at Hotel Classic here today.
Addressing the programme, Oussama Tawil who is the co-ordinator of UNAIDS in India said they are now shifting their focus to the North East region saying concerted awareness has begun in this regard.
He said funding has begun and the study is also underway in the region. Oussama Tawil seeks the co-operation of the locals and NGOs working in this field. "Without their support we are helpless," said Tawil.
K. B. Agarwal who is the Joint Secretary of Department of AIDS Control (DAC), Government of India, stated that the method of fighting AIDS in mainland India cannot be applied in the North East region. Agarwal said situation in the North East region is very different from the rest of India and suggested to have measures that suit the region while fighting the disease.
Source: Newmai News Network