500,000 Angolans are HIV positive - health official

Luanda, 06/23 (Angop) – Half a million Angolans are living with the HIV virus, the executive secretary of AIDS Network Association (ANASO) in Angola, António Coelho.

Speaking Thursday on the current situation of HIV/AIDS in the country, the secretary said
that only 35,000 patients of the 500,000 positive persons were receiving anti-retroviral drugs, a number still considered to low.

According to the Coelho, the prevalence rate in the country is estimated at 2.1 per cent following studies conducted on pregnant women during pre-natal consultations.
-0- PANA ANGOP/VAO 23June2011

23 june 2011 17:19:22




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