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Two HIV cases detected in Nimroz

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Mustafa Kazimi

ZARANJ, June 21 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Two HIV positive cases have recently been detected in the western province of Nimroz.

This was disclosed by director of the health department Dr. Burhanuddin Burhan. He told Pajhwok Afghan News an official of the crime investigation department was found HIV positive during his blood examination at a private laboratory in the city.

Without disclosing name of patient, the doctor said the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) had referred him to the Ministry of Public Health which also found him HIV positive.

Another man, who was a returnee from Iran was also found positive for the deadly disease, said another doctor Sayed Khalil Kazimi.

During a press conference in Kabul on June 19, Minister for Public Health Sayed Muhammad Amin Fatimi had disclosed that five of the 184 HIV positive patients in the country had died so far.

The contiguous human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is causing the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS which is spreading through illicit sexual relations, using unsafe ways in blood transfusion or application of used syringes, surgical instruments or shaving blades.

The virus also passes from an affected mother to her newborn. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 40 million people have contracted HIV/AIDS across the world, while four million have added to the tally during last year.


Written by afghandevnews

June 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Posted in Health

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