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WHO: HIV Epidemic Spreads at Alarming Rate in Pakistan

Pakistan is registering approximately 20,000 new HIV infections annually, the highest rate of increase among all countries in the region, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). The international body says mortality among Pakistanis living with the virus, which causes the deadly AIDS disease, is also rising, in spite of the availability of lifesaving antiretroviral therapy. The latest government figures show that only 16 percent of the estimated 150,000 people living with HIV had...

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