Like other Asian countries, Pakistan is following a comparable HIV epidemic trend having moved from ‘low prevalence, high risk’ to ‘concentrated’ epidemic in the early to mid-2000s. Pakistan’s epidemic is primarily concentrated among two of the key population groups driving the epidemic in the country. These are People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) with a national prevalence of 27.2% (weighted prevalence of 37.8%); followed by Hijra (Transgender) Sex Worker (HSW) standing at 5.2% and then 1.6% among Male Sex Worker (MSW). Fortunately the prevalence in Female Sex Workers still remains low at 0.6%. The geographic trend of key populations is from major urban cities and provincial capitals, expanding over time to smaller cities and peripheries..... Read More
NACP has registered 17,224 HIV cases, and among them 8,133 are on ART in 21 ART centers till 30th September, 2016.
Fruitfull steps have been carried out to stop the spread of disease by the Programme.-Mamnoon Hussain/ President of Pakistan
The Government of Pakistan thanks all the people involved in the fight against this disease on professional as well as voluntary basis. I encourage all Pakistanis to play their proactive role in preventing this disease.-Nawaz Sharif/ Prime Minister of Pakistan
I am proud to be part of this campaign.-Saira Afzal/ Minister of State for NHSR&C
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