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Talking about AIDS still forbidden in Pakistan, says daily

   "Talking about AIDS is still a taboo in Pakistan" said a local daily. Expressing its astonishment the daily said that ban on a condom advertisement showed how reluctant they were to address such a crucial health issue.The News International in its editorial "Talking about AIDS" said that Pakistan has never been comfort at discussing its AIDS problem.

According to official statistics, less than 0.1 per cent of the population is affected by HIV or AIDS but there is always a denial.UNICEF and government estimate around 97,000 people are infected.The editorial highlighting the problem noted specific segments of the population which have AIDS and the most vulnerables are injecting drug users, sex workers and truck drivers.According to UNAIDS,Pakistan's future depends on effective controlling methods of the disease spread. The daily observed the biggest obstacle in tackling AIDS is inhibitions prevailed around it among people.It says few people are aware that it is possible in this age of medical science to control the disease effectively through the use of medicaiton.

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