ERBIL — The health ministry of the Kurdistan Region announced that there are only 32 patients in the region carrying the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
According to the ministry, 23 patients are men and nine others are women.
Hospitals and health centers cross the Kurdistan Region examine over 530,000 people every year for HIV. It has also obliged every foreigner applying for a short-term or long-term residency permit to go under medical examination with the main focus remaining on HIV.
“In 2018, 23 foreigners were found HIV positive, and they were deported to their home countries,” the ministry revealed.