DEBRE BERHAN, Jan. 17 (WIC) – Of the 960 individuals who
came to Debre Berhan Hospital for blood tests during the
past 6 months, 380 have been discovered to be HIV
Among the HIV carriers, four-fifth are young women and civil
servants, according to the hospital's medicated director, Dr.
The medical director told WIC here yesterday that the
carriers included prostitutes, married persons, drivers and
other community sections.
Indicating that the HIV carriers has increased by 130 when
compared to those that tested HIV positive last year, Dr.
Ayanaw said that this demonstrates that the problem has
reached a critical stage.
Professionals of the hospital are sensitizing and educating
the public in order to bring about attitudinal changes in the
community, it was learnt.