KARACHI: The port metropolis has the very best variety of HIV sufferers throughout the province, revealed a report by Sindh AIDS Management Programme (SACP).
About forty two,000 HIV sufferers are current in Karachi, the report added. Larkana, which is Pakistan Individuals’s Get together stronghold, is the second metropolis with most variety of HIV sufferers.
Talking about points, Further Director Well being, Karachi, Dr Nadeem Sheikh, remarked that Karachi has the very best variety of HIV sufferers within the final 20 years in line with Sindh authorities’s SACP.
“Pakistan is among the few nations the place there’s a lack of information relating to HIV/AIDS,” the official remarked whereas chatting with Geo Information. “As a consequence of its employees members and administration points, SACP isn’t with the ability to serve the individuals. That is additionally accepted by provincial Well being Minister.”
Furthermore, Well being Minister of Sindh Sikandar Ali Mandhro stated that HIV screenings usually are not carried out in hospitals or jails. Alongside, the medicines for it are additionally not available.”
Individuals are first recognized with HIV after which later as a result of an an infection might develop AIDS. The virus seeks to have an effect on individuals’s immune system and makes it much less robust. The sufferers then develop into vulnerable to varied different sicknesses reminiscent of tuberculosis and tumours.
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