115 new HIV positive cases in nine months in Kodagu

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District Aids Control Officer Dr Shivakumar has said that 115 new HIV positive cases have been identified in Kodagu district between April and December 2018.

Speaking at a meeting chaired by the Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) K Lakshmipriya, he said that various programmes are being organised to create awareness on HIV AIDS, in association with non-government organisations. The government is providing treatment facilities to the patients, she added.

She suggested that creating awareness through social media and documentaries on a regular basis will help to prevent the deadly disease.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Rajesh, Women and Child Development Department Deputy Director Radha were present.

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