PESHAWAR, 30 November: Forty people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa become victim of AIDS, a new report of KP AIDS Control Programme says.

The report says 1,816 people in KP and 378 people in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) became victims of AIDS during the last eight years. It said most of the victims are those who went to Gulf countries for labour.

KP AIDS Control Programme Manager Dr Attaullah while releasing the report at the Peshawar Press Club said on Monday that AIDS control centres will be built on divisional level to control the deadly disease. He said Rs5 billion have been allocated for establishment of these centres.

“The causes of the spread of HIV/AIDS are the same as those of Hepatitis C. We provide free tests for HIV/AIDS at our centres in Hayatabad and Kohat. We also provide treatment to all HIV patients registered with us,” Dr Attaullah said.

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