YEMEN Press Agency

36 cases of HIV recently recorded in Taiz

TAIZ, March.1 (YPA) – A total of 896 new cases infected with immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were recorded recently in Yemen’s western cost province of Taiz over the past Year, medics official told Yemen Press Agency.

36 cases were recently discovered in the province, the official added.

Yemen’s Ministry of Health estimated the number of people infected with HIV virus in the country topped to more than 35 thousands cases.

There are more than 30 centers for HIV/AIDS testing and counseling in Yemen, but they are all almost partially closed due to the Saudi –led coalition war  against Yemen for more than three years, Dr. Mohammed Shawki al-Habub, general director of the National AIDS Program said.