HIV—Aids diagnostic centre set up in BBH

By APP
Published: January 24, 2018
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A laboratory technician examines blood samples for HIV/AIDS ,PHOTO:REUTERS

A laboratory technician examines blood samples for HIV/AIDS ,PHOTO:REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: A diagnostic centre has been set up at Benazir Bhutto Hospital to stop the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) under Punjab AIDS control programme.

According to a press release issued Tuesday, the patients with HIV positive would be provided free of charge treatment at the center. Moreover, 14 centres have been established across the province including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sheikupura, Raheem Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Gujrat.

The data of HIV and AIDS patients will be kept confidential to save them from social problems.  

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2018.

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