The Department of Public Health in southern Herat has recorded 33 cases of HIV/AIDS with four deaths this year which shows 14 percent increase compared to last year.
According to the officials of AIDS Control Programme in Herat, 12 of those infected were women and five children.
AIDS is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases.
A number of different factors have been advanced to explain the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan including Addiction, immigration, lack of awareness and open borders.
Public baths, hairdressing salons, and health centers are the places where the risk of the HIV/AIDS infection is high and might permeate to other healthy individuals.
Currently, there are about 2000 cases of HIV/AIDS have been recorded across the country and 229 cases of this figure are registered in Herat, according to the provincial Public Health Department estimation.
However, since 2009 the figures for AIDS infection on the rise in Afghanistan.