Pakistan has nearly 100,000 HIV/AIDS patientsDecember 3rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Nearly 100,000 people in Pakistan are living with HIV/AIDS, a media report has said.
Of the 97,400 people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, 40,000 are in Karachi. The situation in Sindh is particularly grave as the prevalence of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) rose from 0.4 percent in 2004 to 30 percent in 2007, Geo TV reported quoting the UNAIDS.
In Hyderabad, the second largest city in Sindh province, the prevalence of HIV among IDUs rose from about 26 percent in 2005 to 30 percent in 2008.
The number of IDUs has increased to over 25,000 in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana, the four big cities of Sindh.
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