Another HIV case revealed in outbreak in South Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Materials 15 December 2006 16:39 (UTC +04:00)

(gazeta.kz) - One more HIV-infected child has been revealed in South Kazakhstan, reports Trend.

Natalia Babina, Chief Doctor of the regional AIDS Centre, has said that the positive HIV test was confirmed for a three-year old child, living in Shymkent. He was tested in a clinic. Before the child had stayed in the regional children's hospital.

Presently 82 HIV cases have been identified among the children in this region (eight died, one adopted) and 11 cases among mothers.

"I think that new cases will be revealed during the next 9 months of 2007. If we say that the seat of infection has been identified, it does not mean that no new HIV cases will follow: there is such notion as the incubation period," - she explained.