Sindh government on Monday announced launching a mobile application for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening test, Samaa has reported.

Head of Communicable Disease Control Program of Sindh Health Department, Dr Ershad Kazmi, while addressing an awareness session on HIV at Karachi Press Club said that there are some people who want to get tested for HIV but want to keep their identity hidden.

He said that this application is being launched for such individuals to get tested without revealing their identity.


The UNAIDS research estimates that 0.21 million persons in Pakistan are HIV positive.

According to Dr. Ershad, 19,766 of the 90,300 HIV-positive individuals in the country are registered in Sindh and are receiving free medical care from the government.

1,500 transgender people were registered in Sindh through the UNDP HIV Program.