Number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) patients has increased in Sindh’s city of Larkana, Local news channel reported on Thursday.
According to the Sindh AIDS Control Programme (SACP), Larkana saw the tally reaching 957 patients out of which 784 are told to be children, while adult men and women who were diagnosed AIDS have reached 173.
In June 2018, the number of people diagnosed with the virus was 812.
According to the report sent to the Sindh government by the DG Health Services, More than 32,685 people went through the screening in the area.
“During 44 days blood screening of 28,308 people was completed and the number of the affected persons rose to 812”, the sources said.
The majority of HIV positive patients include children of aging between 1 to 5 years, 52% of men and 48.1% of women had been diagnosed with HIV.
The health department has decided to continue screening of the patients in the area.
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