Medindia

X

Report Establishes Increasing Trend in HIV and AIDS among Ontarians

by Medindia Content Team on  August 10, 2006 at 6:40 AM AIDS/HIV News   - G J E 4
Report Establishes Increasing Trend in HIV and AIDS among Ontarians
The Ministry of Health has brought out some alarming statistics regarding the HIV and AIDS status among Ontarians, which seems to be on the rise.
Advertisement

Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer, said, "The epidemic is continuing. The number of people who are living with HIV and AIDS has increased in part because of the continuing spread of infection, but also importantly because the mortality rates have been reduced through the introduction of HIV treatments."

Advertisement
The most recent report shows an increase of 41% in the number of AIDS cases since 1999. It was also observed that nearly one-third of those diagnosed with AIDS had succumbed to the disease. The report also established the increasing trend in the number of women coming down with a severe form of the disease.

Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All