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Wednesday 18 October 2017
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HIV positive rate declines in Himachal

According to latest statistics, there has been a significant decline in the rate of HIV positive cases from 3.7% in 2008 to 0.9%. As per the statistics, 1563 persons are infected with AIDS and 5694 are HIV positive, compared to 1145(AIDS cases) and 4829 (HIV positive cases) in 2010.

Official said that there is no cases reported in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in the four-year period and districts Kangra, Hamirpur, Mandi and Bilaspur reporting most number of cases, followed by Solan, Shimla, Chamba, Kullu and Sirmaur. The number of integrated counselling centres (ICTC) has gone up from 21 in 2007 to 49 in 2011. At present 1571 patients are undergoing treatments in the state at anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centers including those in Tanda, Hamirpur and Shimla.



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