Mizoram State Ranked second highest HIV/AIDS cases in India


In India, Mizoram has ranked second highest HIV/AIDS cases. As Per Reports  Over 1,760 people have died in Mizoram due to complications associated with AIDS and HIV since the first case was detected in October 1990. Officials of the Mizoram State Aids Control Society on Sunday said, according to a recently-published report of the HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2016-2017 of National AIDS Control Organisation, Mizoram recorded the highest AIDS/HIV-positive cases in the country after Manipur.

Out Of 6,60,934 blood samples tested during October 1990 to January, 16,451 people were found to be HIV positive, which is 1.64 percent of the total population of over 10 lakh, while 1,766 people died of complications associated with AIDS during the same period.

Out of 4,39,198 blood sample tested among general clients, 14,949 people including 5,221 females were identified with HIV and of the 2,21,736 pregnant women (ANC), 1,502 were found to be infected with the disease.

The meeting then said that 12,099 clients have registered for Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) and over 9000 infected people have taken treatment from ART centre.

During the last fiscal (2017-18), 39,520 blood sample had been tested of which 1,700 people were found to be living with HIV.

The meeting further highlighted that AIDS incidence rate was highest among youths in the age group of 25-34, which was tagged at 42.61 per cent, followed by people in the age group of 35-49 at 26.56 per cent.

The meeting also highlighted that the rate of AIDS incidents was highest in the age group of 25 years to 34 years, which was tagged at 42.61 per cent, followed by people in the age group of 35 years to 49 years at 26.56 per cent.

During 2016-17, 225 people died because of various complications associated with AIDS, while 139 people died during 2015-16.

Source: The Telegraph

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