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1,300 AIDS cases in Kuwait – 300 Kuwaitis among the afflicted

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: A total of 300 Kuwaitis and about 1,000 expatriates in Kuwait are suffering from AIDS, as per the latest statistics issued by the Public Health Department a week ago, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed sources.

According to the report, those infected with HIV (AIDS) are of ages between 25 and 50 years. Most of them discovered that they are infected with HIV when they applied for work and underwent blood tests, when they tried to donate blood, or when they applied for medical examination before marriage.

Others discovered when blood tests were carried out on them after they were admitted in hospital for treatment of other diseases. The sources explained that a victim is referred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital for necessary treatment after it is confirmed that he/she is infected with HIV.

They revealed that Kuwait has the least number of newborns that contract HIV from their infected mothers, indicating that 46 babies were born in good health condition even though their mothers were carrying HIV.

Expatriates who are discovered to be suffering from AIDS are given appropriate treatments before they are deported to their countries.

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