Health Minister Vidadala Rajini on Monday inaugurated an awareness programme on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at GMCANA Auditorium on Guntur Medical College premises here.
The minister stressed that prevention was the only mantra to overcome the impact of AIDS on the society, and hailed the efforts of the APSACS in controlling the spread of the diesease.
The Covid-19 pandemic had affected blood collection in the State and at the same time the requirement of the life saving liquid also raised many folds.
The price of surplus plasma exchange per litre at government and non-government blood collection centres is Rs 1,600.
East Godavari district has the highest number of 30,008 AIDS patients on ART followed by Guntur (25,383), Krishna (22,249) and West Godavari (20,623).