Over 10,000 people suffering from HIV/AIDS in Mauritius

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry said here Monday that a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS has been recorded in the island from 1987 till the end of August 2013, of which 1,203 were females.

However, the estimated number of people living with HIV and AIDS, aged 15 and above, is around 10,600.

In a press communiqué, the ministry said 174 cases have been detected out of whom 70 were females from January to August 2013.

It said the island nation will host the 12th Annual Colloquium on HIV and AIDS from 13-15 November, 2013.

According to the ministry, the main objectives of the Colloquium are to update the knowledge and management of HIV infection amongst scientists, the medical and paramedical personnel, and service providers; share the best practices and experiences between health personnel and the civil society in the region; and reinforce cooperation amongst member States of the Indian Ocean Region with regard to HIV and AIDS and Harm Reduction Strategies.
-0- PANA NA/VAO 30Sept2013


30 september 2013 12:54:24




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