According to government figures, at least 443 individuals died in Mizoram owing to AIDS-related illnesses in the fiscal year 2019-2020. According to the Mizoram 2020 statistical guide, 2,339 individuals were diagnosed with AIDS in the year 2019-2020.
In 2018-19, 2,237 individuals were diagnosed with HIV, with 716 of them dying as a result of the disease.
According to the State Economics and Statistics Department’s handbook, 51,691 blood samples were analyzed in 2019-2020, compared to 65,615 in 2018-2019.
According to the National AIDS Control Organization, Mizoram has the dubious distinction of having the highest AIDS prevalence in the country, with 2.32 percent of its total 10.91 lakh people (2011 census) afflicted (NACO).In October 1990, Mizoram announced its first HIV-positive patient.
According to the Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS), 23,092 individuals were diagnosed with AIDS between October 1990 and October 1991, including 1,972 pregnant women, and 2,877 people died as a result of the disease. More than 78 percent of HIV-positive cases in the state were sexually transmitted, while approximately 20 percent were transferred through intravenous drug users sharing needles, according to the report.
According to MSACS, roughly 1.19 out of every 1,000 persons in Mizoram have been diagnosed with AIDS. The AIDS incidence rate was greatest among adolescents aged 25 to 34, at 42.59 percent, followed by those aged 35 to 49, at 26.49 percent.