In Mizoram, 17 thousand 897 people are infected with HIV AIDS and this figure is the highest in the country. Since the beginning of this year, an average of nine infected HIV AIDS patients are exposed every day . This information has been given in the data released by the Mizoram State AIDS Control Society on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
The report said that more than 42 per cent of people aged 25 to 34 are HIV-infected in the state. It is worth noting that World AIDS Day is celebrated every year on December 1 and on this occasion any awareness programs have been organized on Sunday.
Officials said that 2 thousand 557 fresh cases have been reported in 2018-19, which is very high according to the state's population of one million. He said that the total number of HIV patients is more than six thousand women.