1TV: A total of 2,549 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been reported in Afghanistan over the last 28 years, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday. However, according to estimates by UNAID and WHO, the number of Afghans suffering from AIDS is 7,500. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV: Afghanistan is struggling to contain the spread of the AIDS virus, triggered by the widespread use of drugs. Authorities say they are doing their best to fight the rising number of patients. Our correspondent Amin Alemi explains the situation. Click here to watch video report (external link).
Khaama Press: The Afghan Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz has narrowly escaped a possible HIV infection after he was attacked with a syringe by a drug addict, officials said Sunday. According to officials, the attack was pre-planned by those who are oppossed to shifting drug addicts from the city to a rehabilitation center. Click here to read more