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Over 1400 people died of AIDS in Mizoram since 1990

Over 1400 people died of AIDS in Mizoram since 1990
- MSACS officials said that during October 1990 to February 2017, about 5,98,812 blood samples have been tested out of which 14,446 people were found to be infected with HIV positive registering 1.31 per cent of the total population of over 10 lakh.
At least 1,418 people died due to complication associated with the disease since October 1990 which is 9.81 per cent against the total number of infected people, they said.
They said the situation in the state is alarming as the largest number of the HIV patients accounting to more than 68 per cent contacted the disease through unprotected sex, followed by sharing needles.