Over 43 thousand AIDS carriers die in 2016
Kamis, 1 Desember 2016 18:53 WIB | 443 Views

Yoyakarta (ANTARA News) - A total of 43,095 AIDS carriers are expected to die 
in 2016, up almost 100 percent compared to those in 2011, Pattrick Wauran, 
health observer of the University of Indonesia (UI) said.

"Among the 43 thousand AIDS carriers, 27,937 are men, while the number of women 
dying of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome is estimated to be 15,158," 
Wauran remarked here on Thursday.

He stated that the number of AIDS sufferers who died increased significantly in 
2011 compared to those in the following years.

In 2011, a total of 23,818 AIDS carriers died, with the numbers increasing to 
27,323 in 2012; 31,221 in 2013; 33,079 in 2014; and 39,119 in 2015.

"These figures showed a sharp increase and necessitates us to find ways to 
reduce the number of AIDS victims," he pointed out.

"An increase by 11 percent per annum will pose a threat to the younger 
generation of Indonesia in the coming 20 to 30 years," Wauran added.

Quoting figures from the Ministry of Health, Wauran asserted that the number of 
Indonesians now infected by HIV in estimated to be 96,480.

The figures include 61,196 men and 35,284 women.(*)

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