HIV Prevalence

HIV PrevalenceHIV Prevalence

Nearly 28,600 people with HIV have been identified in the country, said Abbas Sedaghat, head of the AIDS control office at the ministry of health.

According to reports, 66% of HIV infected patients visit treatment and counseling centers only once a year. “All steps in prevention, detection and control of AIDS is completely confidential,” IRNA quoted Sedaghat as saying.

The number of people living with HIV across the world rose from around 8 million in 1990 to 34 million at the end of 2011.