1500 AIDS Cases in Yemen [Archives:2000/34/Local News]

August 21 2000

Official statistics indicate that about 1500 people are afflicted with AIDS in Yemen, 40% of whom are from Africa. However, some information show that the number of AIDS cases in Yemen is more than what is officially declared. The first AIDS case in Yemen was discovered in 1987 in one of the students who used to study abroad. It is worth mentioning that there are about 52 million AIDS cases in the world.