New Delhi: Over 2,300 HIV-infected people registered with various Delhi hospitals have died in the past eight years but authorities suspect the numbers could be much higher as another 3,000 who signed up with them are now untraceable and their status not known.According to statistics compiled by Delhi State AIDS Control Society (DSACS), 2,319 HIV-infected people registered with Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centres in Delhi hospitals have died during these years while 2,936 patients have failed to turn up for treatment.Since there is no trace of 2,936 patients, health authorities are uncertain as to how many of them are still alive.A total of 41,065 HIV-patients in Delhi have been registered with ART centres in the past eight years and 2,319 such patients have died due to the infection so far."Similarly, there are around 2,936 patients, whose treatment was initiated but they failed to continue with the treatment and are now untraceable," Dr A K Gupta, assistant project director of DSACS, told PTI.
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