21 cases of AIDS reported in Jordan says Health Ministry source

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AMMAN— A source at the Ministry of Health on Monday contended that around 21 cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have been recorded in Jordan in 2021, bringing about the total number of cases to 327, according to Al-Ghad daily.اضافة اعلان

The source added that 250 AIDS patients are being treated at Jordan’s public hospitals. Three cases involved Jordanian women, and three cases involved Arab nationals.

For his part, Forearms of Change Center Director Abdallah Al-Barmawi said that the number of AIDS cases in the Kingdom has increased in the past few years, Al-Ghad reported.

Barmawi expects the cases to grow up in the upcoming years, as the turnout for AIDS tests is increasing along with awareness programs about the disease.
Jordan recorded 41 AIDS cases in 2018, 33 cases in 2019, and 23 cases in 2020, according to the Ministry of Health.

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