Maybe this is one record that neither Andhra Pradesh nor Telangana would like to own. In the recent data released by the Union Ministry, Andhra+Telangana has recorded 1.7L cases of AIDS. This is a less than 50% off Karnataka and Tamil Nadu put together which is at 3.6 L cases.
What is also interesting to note is that the above southern states of India along with Maharashtra account for 50% off AIDS cases reported in India. This is a little alarming to see that Andhra and Telangana are leading the pack. These are the two cities that need to reinvent themselves and come back strong as a state and economy. While there have been news about winning a few opposite Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, this is one battle they would rather choose to lose.