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KP witnesses rapid increase in HIV-positive cases

PESHAWAR: A rapid increase in the number of HIV-positive cases has been witnessed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Monday.
As per details, over three thousand men, over one thousand women and 25 transgender persons have been tested positive for HIV in KP whereas the number of unregistered patients is many times higher than the registered ones.
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According to Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) record, individuals related to scrap industry and drug addicts have been affected more by the disease while women suffer owing to blood transfusion and poor types of equipment used during childbirth.
It has also been unearthed that the virus is transmitted from affected parents to children due to substandard or lack of medical treatment.
The disease reduces the immunity system in the body which puts human life in danger.
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