Pakistan sees alarming rise in HIV cases

- Science - November 26, 2022

Islamabad: On Saturday, health authorities in the federal capital said that as many as 9,773 people tested positive for HIV in Pakistan during the last 10 months of 2022. “Every month, more or less 1,000 new HIV cases are being reported from all four provinces, capital Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan. This clearly indicates that HIV is now spreading to general population from the key populations including people who inject drugs, male, female and transgender sex workers,” an official of the National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSR&C) told The News.