5,900 people have been infected with AIDS in Afghanistan
Reporter: Qudratullah Lashkari
The Afghan Ministry of Public Health says that 5900 people across Afghanistan are infected with AIDS.
Last year, 28 people lost their lives due to this deadly disease. The Public Health Ministry said that most of the patients were registered in the provinces of Nangarhar, Balkh, Kunduz and Herat. Mirallin, a representative of the AIDS Office in the World Health Organization, said efforts to prevent the disease should be increased. “The fight against AIDS in Afghanistan is on the right track, although more and more collaborative efforts are needed, and this should be done very quickly,” he added.
The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) said that drug addicts are one of the most vulnerable groups in AIDS, and emphasizes that the number of addicts has now increased to 4.4 percent.