Hetauda, Dec 1 .
A total of 445 people were found carrying HIV in a period of one year in province no. 3. This data was released on Friday by the provincial health directorate on the eve of the World AIDS Day 2018. Altogether 249 men, 186 women and 18 from the third gender were found infected with HIV, public health administrator at the Directorate Dr Rajendra Giri said.
Likewise, the number of people receiving ART service in the province is also high in compared to other provinces. A total of 4,512 are taking ART services regularly in the province. “Infection has decreased by 61 per cent in 2017 in compared to 2010 and subsequently death due to AIDS came down by 23 per cent,” Dr Giri said.
Likewise, health director Dr Yaduchandra Ghimire said the government targets to end the epidemic by 2030 and is thus adopting all means of mitigation HIV infection. Though the infection rate is increasing in the world, it is declining every year in Nepal. This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, marking its 30th anniversary today on 1 December, is “Know your status”. RSS
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