Num­ber of HIV-pos­i­tive peo­ple reaches 267

The UB Post - - Front Page - By R.TURMUNKH

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.

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