How many HIV/AIDS patients are in Pakistan? Stunning revelations
*ISLAMABAD - Stunning revelations have been made about registered HIV/AIDS patients in Pakistan.*
*It has been reported that at least 132,000 people in Pakistan have been diagnosed with AIDS. *
*However the number of actual patients may have been much higher in Pakistan.*
The report was submitted by the Attorney General Office in the Supreme Court on Monday.
It was prepared for a suo motu case on high rates of HIV/AIDS in Jalalpur Jattan. According to the report, 130 people in Jalalpur Jattan have HIV/AIDS.
The report states that 60,000 people in Punjab have AIDS, 52,000 in Sindh, and 17,000 each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. The data was gathered from newspapers.
A United Nations report revealed that a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS every three minutes. Girls and young women made up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds infected with HIV in 2017, according to data unveiled at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.