“The number of women contracting AIDS has increased since two years ago and any country that has more women suffering from AIDS is more endangered in this regard because the future generation is also exposed to this disease,” said the head of the Health Ministry’s Center for Management of Contagious Diseases.
Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Gooya warned against falling age of contracting AIDS and the spread of this disease among Iranian youths. He said, “Iran is located in a part of the world where this infection has not been subsided and our country is one of the most troubled in this regard.”
Gooya added, “Our population is young and studies indicated that the level of contracting AIDS has increased in recent years among youths and the age of contracting AIDS has gradually lowering in Iran.”
(state-run news agencies, Sep. 6, 2015)