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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:08 - Updated Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:08

Over 1,100 people diagnosed with HIV infection in Cabinda

Cabinda - A total of 1, 174 HIV positive cases, of 61,174 people tested from January to September this year, have been recorded in northern Cabinda province.

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The data were released Friday by the coordinator of programme to combat HIV/AIDS, Vanda Júnior, who put the HIV prevalence rate at 1.9 percent.

Speaking to ANGOP, Vanda Júnior said that 55,057 people have been tested in the same period of 2016.

Of this number, he added, 1.043 people were diagnosed HIV positive, accounting for 1.9 percent.

According to him, the serological percentage remained unchanged due to the awareness campaign held among population to join the testing services in the health units.

Vanda Júnior mentioned people aged 15 - 35 years as the most affected.

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