Dr Ahmad Al Haj, internal medicine specialist at Rashid Hospital and member of the national HIV committee, told Gulf News that the overlap had occurred due to stigma. "Some of the patients switch centres because they are worried about being recognised. We're currently tracking the real number down. We believe the real figure is fewer than 500." ... "The UAE is part of the world. It is multi-ethnic and an open country. We have people from everywhere. We don't have an incidence rate because there are no real figures," he added.
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