A new wave of AIDS is advancing in Iran. Statistical details show this wave has targeted women more than ever. Official numbers show 35% of those suffering from AIDS in 2012 were women. In addition, the age of infected individuals is decreasing. Of all those suffering from this disease 11% are between the ages of 15 to 24 and 37% are between 25 to 34 years of age.
(State-run Tasnim news agency – October 14, 2014)