HIV-infected coming out in open

CHITWAN: HIV-infected people in Chitwan have started to openly reveal their condition, thanks to the easy access to medicines. Various awareness programmes organised in the district have encouraged HIV-infected to seek treatment. According to AIDS Health Foundation of Bharatpur Hospital, 127 people were found infected with the virus in the district. Though around 2,000 people are infected with the virus in the district, only 1,040 are on the list, informed AHF. Various non-government organisations have been helping HIV victims in the district. Out of 39,049 HIV-affected people across the country, only 25,029 people have been able to come out and reveal their conditions.