Number of HIV infected People not declining in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Nov. 30: Although Nepal is one of the 56 countries which are found able to reduce the HIV infection sharply, the number of people getting HIV infected is not declining, revealed a report of the World Health Organization.

Currently, four to six persons are getting HIV infection daily in Nepal while the number of deaths caused by HIV/AIDS is 4800 in a year, according to a statics maintained by the National AIDS and Venereal Disease Control Centre.

As many as 262 people get HIV infection every hour across the globe. Similarly, daily deaths caused by the disease are 4,400 in the world.

At a discussion organized by the Centre on the 26th World AIDS day here today, it was informed that it was quite challenging to know why the people were hesitating to disclose their health condition (HIV infection) in our society.

As per a study conducted by the Centre in 2012, there are 48,600 people surviving with HIV infection in Nepal. Among these, the people from 15-49 years are 0.28 percent.

Similarly, the number of children surviving with HIV infection is 4,000 in Nepal, said Dr Naresh Pratap KC, Director at the Centre, adding that the people taking drugs with syringe, sexual workers, their customers, male homosexuals, those going abroad including India for employment and their couple were at the high risk of HIV transmission and infection. RSS

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