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Pokhara - 64 HIV/AIDS patients die, 900 undergoing treatment in Pokhara Hospital
greg1usa | May 30, 2008 at 04:43 pmby
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Pokhara, May 30: Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara, has said 64 HIV/AIDS patients have died while undergoing treatment in the hospital so far.
The hospital also said 900 HIV-infected patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital at present.
Dr Basanta Tamrakar revealed the information during a two-day training organized by Naya Goreto, Kathmandu, on HIV/AIDS for journalists.
The hospital provided blood test, cough test, X-ray, medicines and other free services to HIV-infected patients. The hospital said HIV-infected patients have lived normal life even up to 14 years if they follow a disciplined life, visited the hospital for test every month and used medicines regularly.
Dr Damrakar said, among the patients tested HIV positive in the hospital were 152 who had returned from work in India.
Dr Tamrakar said AIDS is the last phase of HIV infection when patients lose their natural capacity to resist diseases and one cannot survive more than three years once he or she reaches AIDS phase.
A total of 25 journalists affiliated with various local print and electronic media took part in the training.