HIV is recognized as a health concern in Pakistan with the number of cases growing. According to a report, 60 teams visited 20 cities nationwide and collected data from 5,000 locations. Likewise, the survey revealed that in a span of one year, the number of patients suffering from the life-long disease has increased by 39,000 climbing to 132,000 patients in the country. As it was reported, Punjab has the highest number of HIV/AIDS patients approximately 60,000.There are up to 52,000 patients in Sindh and 11,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Thus, There are 25 treatment centerslocated in different parts of the country if these patients will be taken to the hospitals for treatment might a major issue decrease.

JEEHAND PEER BAKSH,

Turbat, December 2.