29 November 2012

Angola: Country Estimated to Have Over Two Hundred Thousand HIV/Aids Cases

Luanda — The director of the Institute for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (ILCS), Dulcelina Serrano, said Thursday in Luanda that it is estimated to exist about 203,906 adults infected with HIV/AIDS in the country.

Speaking to Angop on the situation of HIV/AIDS in Angola, the official underlined that the prevalence remains stable at 2 percent in the sexually active population aged between 15 and 45 years of age.

The official informed that 18,910 HIV positive pregnant women were reported in the country, expressing concern about the figure.

She also said the National Institute for fight against AIDS recorded from January to September this year 140, 918 HIV positive cases. From this number 106,676 is being monitored, adults 97,504 and children (9,176).

The ILCS director mentioned 4,717 adults and 3,619 children countrywide as being treated with anti-retroviral.

According to the official, this year 21,411 new positive cases were diagnosed.Of this number 15,864 adults, 1,351 children and 4,196 pregnant women, stressing that 16,973 are being monitored and 5950 receiving treatment.

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