On the eve of World AIDS Day

December 1 is marked as the World AIDS Day. A candle light vigil was organised in Kathmandu on the eve of World AIDS Day today. Here are some photographs of the event:

HIV in Nepal

- First case was detected in 1988

- Heterosexual transmission in dominant

- HIV prevalence among adult population in the country is below 1%

- Estimated number of people infected with HIV is close to 40,000

- Categorised as concentrated epidemic

Source: National Centre for AIDS and STD Control