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11 HIV-positive cases detected in Kandahar

11 HIV-positive cases detected in Kandahar

Apr 01, 2014 - 21:09

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven AIDS cases have been detected during the last one year in southern Kandahar province, the public healthinfo-icon director said Tuesday.

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Pukhla said his department had detected the HIV cases in different areas of the province, where ample progress had been made in the health sector.

Last year health officials provided 139, 7996 patients with proper health care services across Kandahar and other adjacent provinces, he informed.  

According to him, the health department tested 18, 238 people, including two womeninfo-icon, for HIV-AIDS. Of them 11 were found HIV- positive.

In addition, he said 5, 765 more people were tested for malaria, with 91 of them found positive, showing a remarkable decrease in the disease.



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