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69 people diagnosed with HIV in Kurdistan Region this year: minister

PM:02:11:01/12/2021

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Health Saman Barzinji said on Wednesday (December 1) 69 people have been diagnosed with HIV in the Kurdistan Region since the beginning of 2021.

Barzinji said during a press conference 58 of the 69 people diagnosed with HIV were foreigners while the rest are people from the Kurdistan Region or central and southern Iraq.

He said 48 other HIV positive patients currently receive treatment in the Kurdistan Region’s hospitals.

He added detecting the cases is an active process in the Region and self-protective measures have seen progress.

(NRT Digital Media)