Guwahati: June 11, 2010
Assam has shown a quantum jump in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS, although the state is not yet categorised as a high risk region. As per latest figures released by the Assam State AIDS Control Society, there are 4,251 people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The jump in the number of people infected with the virus has increased from 364 in 2001 to 4,251 in April this year. "Assam may not be a high prevalent state, but the worrying part is that we are surrounded by Manipur, a very critical state in terms of HIV/AIDS," said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
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