3 December 2012

Angola: Aids Kills Over 30 People in 11 Months

Lubango — Thirty five people died of hiv/Aids, in the province of Huíla, from a total of 1,438 diagnosed and assisted cases, from January to December this year, by the local authorities with an increase of ten deaths compared to the equal period of 2011.

Speaking at a ceremony in the ambit of the World Aids Day, the provincial supervisor of the Aids Fight Programme, Gabriel Nionissa, said that there was an increase of two cases compared to 2011.

The source said that the deaths occurred in the municipalities of Lubango, Matala, Jamba, Quilengues and Gambos, due to the negligence of people refusing treatment in hospitals.

Gabriel Nionissa highlighted stigma and avoiding anti-retroviral treatment as the main causes of death.

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