Because of protected sexual contact and screening of blood products and other body fluids, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) transmission has been maintained to a bare minimum in developed countries. Although the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan is now quite low, the country is at high risk of infection. Since 1987, the number of HIV/AIDS cases recorded in Pakistan has gradually increased. By 2010, the total number of reported cases had surpassed 6000 and was steadily rising.
Treatment for HIV in Pakistan
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is used for the treatment of HIV. ART involves taking a daily prescription of HIV medication (also known as an HIV treatment regimen). Everyone infected with HIV should get antiretroviral medication. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) cannot cure HIV, but it can help people live longer and better lives.
Pakistani HIV patients
HIV incidence in Pakistan has risen significantly in recent decades, as has the number of deaths. Pakistan has around 150,000 HIV patients, according to the National Health Survey, with 75,000 in Punjab, 15,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 5,000 in Balochistan.
The writer is the student of journalism department Punjab University Lahore.