Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Muhammad Halwani has said that 25 thousand patients are suffering from AIDS in Saudi Arabia.
According to Subak website, 40 percent of the said number are Saudi nationals.
He has said that ‘statistics have shown that 13 percent of people do not know that they have become victims of AIDS.’
He has said that the germs of this disease can remain inactive in the body for 10 years.
It should be noted that this number of patients is the lowest compared to other countries in the Middle East.
Dr. Muhammad Halwani has assured that the rate of AIDS in Saudi Arabia is under control, while due to awareness campaigns, young people are less likely to fall victim to it.
He has said that AIDS is mainly spread due to illicit relationships while the use of contaminated injections is the second major reason.