Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar State Minister Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination.
Dr Jehanzeb Khan Aurakzai Director General Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination.
National AIDS Control Programm(NACP) established in
1986-87. In its early stages, the Programme
focused on laboratory diagnosis of suspected HIV
cases, but progressively it began to shift its focus
towards HIV prevention and control interventions.
The development of National Strategic Framework
-one in 2001 provided strategic vision to the national response and government of Pakistan ... [ read more ]
Pakistan is the second largest country in South Asia that stands only a few steps behind India and Nepal in terms of HIV epidemic. Until recently Pakistan was classified as a ‘low prevalence high risk’ country but now Pakistan is in a ‘concentrated phase’ of the epidemic with HIV prevalence of more than 5% among injecting drug users (IDUs) in at least eight major cities. However, the country still has a window of opportunity as the current estimates, using the various latest prevalence estimation models; indicate that the HIV prevalence among general adult population is still below .1%. According to the latest national HIV estimates there are approximately 97,400 cases of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan.....
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