World AIDs Day being observed today

December 1, 2016
By: Samaa Web Desk
Published in Health

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KARACHI: World HIV/AIDs Day is being observed on Thursday (December 1) to raise awareness about the AIDs pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.  

Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus and more than thirty-five million people have died of HIV/AIDs.

In Pakistan, nearly 100,000 people are living with HIV virus, but only 15,370 are registered with 21 HIV treatment centres.

The reason for low registration rate is the stigma attached to the disease.

World AIDs Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. –APP/SAMAA


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