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500 infected with HIV in Jhapa alone

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JHAPA — The number of people living with HIV has come to 500 in Jhapa district alone, the District Public Health Office revealed.

The recent data has come out as the World AIDS Day-2015 is being observed today across the country by organising various programmes with the theme ‘End of AIDS Epidemic to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal’.

According to the Office, the number of male living with HIV is 294 while 206 are women. It is said that 58 new cases of HIV were reported in the last fiscal year alone.

Officer at the District Public Health Office Nirmala Prajapati said that altogether 31 people including four in the last fiscal year lost their lives due to AIDS in the district since 2064 BS.

Treatment of HIV/AIDS infected through anti-retroviral (ARV) is managed from the Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, in the district. Currently, 195 persons including ten of Ilam, four of Morang and one each of Panchthar and Taplejung districts are taking the ARV from the Mechi Zonal Hospital.

It is estimated that 39,214 people are suffering from HIV in which 25,449 are men and 13,800 women, according to data provided by National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Centre. In Nepal, 85 per cent of HIV transmission is resulted through unsafe sexual contact.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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