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119 HIV positive cases in UP’s Muzaffarnagar in six months

By PTI

Muzaffarnagar: A total of 119 new cases of HIV have been reported in the last six months from April 1 to September 30 this year in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Of the new cases, 78 were men, 34 women and three transgender persons, and included a girl and three boys, VK Johri, in-charge of the Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) center at the district hospital, said on Saturday.

He said that none of the cases registered this year have died so far.

According to the ART centre, the district has reported 2,239 cases in the last seven years – an average of 319 every year – of which 221 patients died during treatment.

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