Bolangir, Dec 1 (LocalWire): An awareness rally was flagged off by the CDMO here on World AIDS day.
Bolangir witnessed 223 people dying due to AIDS and 1473 people testing HIV positive. Of those diagnosed HIV positive, 692 are male, 267 female, 107 children and 113 migrant workers.
CDMO Dr Daitari Sahu said awareness among masses and precautionary measures were the only ways to check further spread of HIV /AIDS in the district after flagging off the rally consisting of students, civil society members and others. 1369 patients have registered with ART treatment here, she added.