Number of HIV-positive people reaches 267
On Friday, the capital city’s Health Department reported that the number of HIV-positive people has risen to 267 in Mongolia in accordance to the final report as of November 15.
Twenty percent of the HIVinfected are people between the ages of 15 and 24, and 40 percent is people between the ages of 25 to 34.
According to the report, 79.9 percent of the infected are residing in Ulaanbaatar and 20.6 percent are living in provinces.
Since the first case of HIV infection in Mongolia was recorded in 1992, a total of 42 people have died of HIV in Mongolia, including one this year.
A total of 16 new HIV cases were reported in the first 11 months of this year and as of November 15, 91.3 percent of AIDS patients received anti-virus treatment.
As World AIDS Day, a pioneering global health campaign, falls on December 1, the world has marked this day for 30 years and Mongolia observed the day under a slogan of “Right now go test” on November 30. The World Health Organization initiated this day as a global health campaign in 1988.