HIV cases decreasing in Mizoram
Aizawl: HIV cases have declined during the past few years in Mizoram while the total detected since October 1990 till April this year was 6,905.
Stating this, Project Director of the Mizoram State AIDS Control Society Dr Eric Zomawia said today that 1,91,398 blood samples have been tested since October 1990 till April 2012 with the number of new cases decreasing each year.
He attributed the decrease in new HIV cases to the joint efforts by churches and the NGOs in cooperating with government agencies like the MSACS.
HIV infection among the pregnant woman in the state was 0.47 per cent during last year, according to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), he said.
Altogether 306 people with full-blown AIDS have died in the state since 1990.
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