The number of people who are detected of HIV in Goa have hysterically reduced during the last ten years says an according to the Economic Survey 2016-17 tabled in the State Legislative Assembly. Although the number of blood samples received for testing HIV is rising, the number of people detected positive is decreasing for good.
“It is been observed that number of persons detected as HIV positive declined from 1094 in 2007 to 302 in 2016,” said the Survey which was placed on the floor of the House recently which also suggested that detection rate is high among male than females.
The survey suggests that the number of blood samples collected to testing has risen to 22,917 in 2007 to 46,988 in 2016 which also indicates the rise in awareness. Also, the year 2016 recorded 302 HIV positive cases as against 345 cases in 2015.
The survey graph of HIV detected persons have shown a downfall from the year 2008 when 1,019 HIV positive cases were detected. The graph then continued to fall with 665 cases in 2011, 554 persons tested positive in 2012, then 532 cases in 2013, 475 in 2014 and 345 in 2015.