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AIDS claims life at Khowai

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For Our Correspondant

 AGARTALA: In spite of spending lot of fund under the National AIDS Control Programme, the number of AIDS patients and HIV positive cases continues to scale-up in Tripura.

According to latest reports, the number of AIDS patients has already crossed 500 across the state of which Dharmanagar, a small town of North Tripura district had topped when it comes to AIDS and HIV positive cases. The first HIV positive case was detected way back in 2001.

Latest reports say, one AIDS patient died in Khowai subdivision on November 25 while five more patients are battling for life.

All the HIV carriers are well but under surveillance of Integrated Counselling Treatment Centre (ICTC) in Khowai subdivision. Of the four male HIV positive patients, one engaged in driving while another is government employee. According to a study, unprotected sexual relation has contributed 90 percent HIV positive cases in the state.

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