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12,556 HIV positive patients in Iran

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA-There are 12,556 HIV positive patients in Iran, including 11,875 men and 681 women, according to latest statistics released by Ministry of Health.

Head of the Center for Control of Diseases, affiliated to Health Ministry, Mohammad-Mehdi Gouya told IRNA that 62.3 percent of patients have developed the disease through injection.

Gouya said young population and old age marriage are major causes of AIDS disease.

He said the lethal disease has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in Iran.

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