Pakistan among 11 countries with highest cases of AIDS

An alarmingly high rate of HIV/AIDS cases in Pakistan has raised concern globally, resulting in United Nations labelling the country among 11 countries with highest ratio of the disease. Newly released report states that sharp increase in cases in Pakistan, despite grant of “massive funding” by international health partners, has proved to be a severe blow to global efforts to curtail HIV/AIDS.

The number of people living with HIV in the country stood at 160,000 last year, which was 120,000 in 2015 and 67,000 in 2010.

Source: Dawn