488 new HIV patients reported; toll ascends to 5,690

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The toll of HIV/AIDs patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has surged to 5,690 registered patients with an increase of 488 new patients reported during the last two months.

According to National AIDS Control Program (NACP) statistics released on Tuesday, a total of 4,004 males and 1301 women were included in 5,690 new registered patients. The diagnosis reports of more than one thousand persons were in progress with the National Institute of Health, Islamabad.

The data revealed that the virus also became positive among 50 transgenders in Peshawar, 207 male children and 128 minor girls. Similarly, a total of 3,593 AIDs patients were under treatment at Lady Reading Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex.

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