The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) will upgrade its HIV/AIDS treatment and care center into a full department, the Daily Times reports.

The PIMS center is a part of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), which collaborates with The Clinton Foundation on patient treatment and care.

According to the article, the PIMS HIV center has evolved as a model HIV treatment center in the country. It provides high quality out-patient and in-patient treatment, care and support, said Hasan Abbas Zaheer, MD, NACP's national program manager.  

People living with the virus can receive free counseling and antiretroviral medications through PIMS.