Health Desk: Dec 4, 2017---Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Monday disclosed that a total of 865 people were infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in the country during last one year.
"A total of 77,725 people were diagnosed, of those 865 found with HIV positive, during the test beginning from November 2016 to October 2017," he said this while briefing the newsmen at health ministry in Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital.
He said of them 639 are men, 213 women, 13 of third gender and 63 of Rohingya refugees. The total number of HIV positive in the country is 5586 detected from 1989 to 2017," he added.
Mentionable, the World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. This year's theme of the day was "Right to Health". The Ministry of Health and different NGOs have taken elaborate programmes across the country to observe the day in our country on December 6 formally.