Six die, 35 infected with HIV

  • News Digest

Feb 22, 2019-

Six people infected with HIV have died while 35 others are diagnosed with the virus in Kalikot district. Karnali Plus, an organisation working against HIV/AIDS in the region, on Thursday said there were records of four men and two women dying from AIDS in the district so far. “The HIV/AIDS situation is quite serious in the district. Many people are infected with HIV in various villages but they don’t come out openly fearing social stigma,” said Kali Bahadur Shahi, former chairman of Karnali Plus. He urged the authorities to set up camp for blood tests in every local unit. According to Hemraj Bam, senior auxiliary health worker at the district hospital, 35 people—20 women and 15 men—are taking anti-retroviral drugs. (PR)

Published: 22-02-2019 10:29

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