56 women and seven-year-old children were among those infected.
The increase in HIV / AIDS cases in Shahkot, a town in Pakistan's Punjab district, has reached the verge of an epidemic.
In his report, Sutar Usman Buzdar, Punjab Chief Minister Dawn has reported 140 cases in Shahkot after 85 more people tested positive for the virus this year, Dawn reported on Thursday.
"A survey of the field staff of this agency has revealed Nankana Sahib, "The HIV virus (AIDS) is spreading rapidly", reads the report.
200,000 people, 54 surfaced from September 1 to December 31
The report revealed that 56 women and one seven-year-old child were among those infected.
It stated that 399 people underwent screening the health authorities of the Shahkot residents. Of them, 11, including seven women, tested positive.
"The spread of HIV is caused by use of narcotics, brothel houses, immoral activities of transgender persons, using non-sterilized equipments by health practitioners – including quacks –
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated in a report in July that Pakistan was one of the countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region alarming level since 1987.
The current HIV epidemic in Pakistan is defined as a concentrated epidemic, the report said.
Although the overall prevalence is still less than 1 per cent in the adult population, the latest estimate (2017) of people living with HIV was 150,0002. In 2018, 21,000 new cases were recorded.
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