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Women among HIV-positive cases in Kandahar

Women among HIV-positive cases in Kandahar

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Dec 01, 2014 - 21:50

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The numbers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected people in southern Kandahar province is 44, including five womeninfo-icon, an official said on Monday.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Abdul Qayyum Pukhla said this at a gathering marking International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Day in Kandahar City.

He said around 1,693 people were affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the country, with 44 in Kandahar. So far, 50 people have lost their lives to HIV in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Pukhla said that the use of illicit drugs, illegal sexual relations, unawareness, poverty and porous borders were the main causes of HIV spread in the country.

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