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10,057 HIV positive cases in Nagaland
Published on 28 Sep. 2010 12:41 AM IST
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A total of 10,057 HIV/AIDS infected cases was detected in the state between 1994 to July 2010 by the Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS). Official sources said this was disclosed at the one-day advocacy workshop for non-HIV NGOs and civil societies, organized by NSACS and Kripa Foundation, Nagaland, held in Kohima Sunday, according to a UNI report. Out of 3,29,189 people who tested their blood, a total of 10,057 people tested HIV positive out of which a total of 3,680 were infected with AIDS, while there were 509 AIDS related deaths. Programme manager of Kripa Foundation, Dr P Ngully called upon the civil societies for their involvement and commitment to fight the dreaded disease as in 80 per cent of the cases, HIV was transmitted through sex related activities in Nagaland.

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