40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura

January 18, 2015 10:57 am 

JAYAPURA, Papua, Jan. 18 — At least 40 people were found to have been infected by HIV in the city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua until November in 2014.

Head of the Reproduction Health Center of Jayapura Toma Heppy said here on Saturday the HIV carriers are treated only as outpatients with regular control.

"But AIDs carriers have to be sent to the Abepura state hospital for more intensive treatment," Toma said.

He said most of the 40 people known to have been infected by HIV were women.

"There are few men coming for the test," he said, adding every month more than 300 people including children coming for the test.

Earlier, the Southeast Sulawesi Health service said the number of the HIV/AIDs carriers in that province grew in 2014 from the previous year.

Head of the regional health service Asrun Tombili said the number of people infected by the fatal disease in the province reached 158 in the first 10 months of 2014 as against only 103 in the whole of 2013. (PNA/Antara)

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