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25,703 people living with HIV in Assam: ASACS

Guwahati, December 1: Assam has an estimated 25,073 People Living with HIV (PLHIV), according to Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS). Of the 25,073 PLHIV, 45% are female and three per cent are children, it said. The HIV prevalence rate in Assam is 0.09%, lower than the national prevalence rate of 0.21%, the ASACS said in a release, quoting the NACO HIV Estimation Report 2021, on the occasion of World AIDS Day on Thursday. The total number of people alive by taking AntiRetroviral therapy (ART) is 10,765 in the state....
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