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5 December, 2017 00:00 00 AM
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865 spotted HIV positive in 1yr: Ministry

UNB

The Health Ministry has found a total of 865 people infected with immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country during November 16 of 2016 to October 17 of this year, reports UNB. The ministry came up with the information marking the World AIDS Day held on December 1, with a slogan of "Amar sastho amar odhikar" (My health is my right) in a press conference at secretariat yesterday afternoon. The ministry informed that the HIV positive 865 patients (male- 639 and female- 213) were spotted after examining a total of 77,725 people across the country during last one year. Approximately, a total of 5,586 people since 1989 to 2017 were infected with AIDS.
Recently, the percentage of HIV infection has risen alarmingly among the drug addicts of a special area of the capital, but it is under control, the ministry said. While the 856 patients including 63 Rohingyas were spotted in one year, the likely number of AIDS patients would be 11,700 persons in the country.

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