India Supreme court release a report with figures of the National Aids Control programme. According to the report The population of gay men was estimated to be 2.5 million of whom 7% are HIV-positive.
There are about 2.5 million gays in India of whom 7% are HIV-positive, according to figures submitted by the government to the Supreme Court.
Earlier this month the court had asked for the numbers during a hearing on the decriminalisation of gay sex in India.
A 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships is being challenged.
Many political, social and religious groups want the 19th Century colonial-era law reinstated.
The figures filed by the Ministry of Health were compiled by India’s National Aids Control Programme.
The Aids programme has already reached 200,000 men in same-sex relationships and the hope is to raise that number to 400,000.
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