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The need for adolescent interventions in Pakistan for HIV/AIDS
  1. Hamza Nasir
  1. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Hamza Nasir, Dow University of Health Sciences, Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi 75500, Pakistan; h.nasir{at}

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Pakistan has a population of 190 million and is the sixth most populous country in the world. It has a relatively low prevalence of HIV/AIDS, with estimates suggesting that up to 160 000 people are living with the condition.1 The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in collaboration with UNAIDS operates throughout the country in an effort to control the spread of HIV/AIDS. Pakistan is regarded as being at high risk for concentrated, widespread epidemics. Most cases of HIV are related to injecting drug …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published Online First. The abbreviation NARC was amended to NACP.

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