Doctor accused of inoculating HIV with more than 90 patients, including 65 children

Laboratory Request, Hiv Test, Hiv Positive

PAKISTAN (VOP TODAY NEWS) — In southern Pakistan, a doctor with HIV is accused of inoculating the virus with at least 90 people, including 65 children. He would have done it using one and the same contaminated syringe.

More than 90 people, including 65 children, were diagnosed HIV-positive in the town of Larkana, in southern Pakistan , according to RFI. The responsibility for the contamination of these dozens of people is attributed to the doctor.

The authorities received the first warning during the week of April 28, when 18 children from the same locality whose parents do not have HIV , were screened HIV positive. According to the results of the subsequent screening, more than 90 people are infected, including 65 children.

The investigation revealed that the doctor, himself infected with HIV, deliberately inoculated the virus with patients, using a contaminated syringe. He was stopped.

A wider testing and prevention campaign has been launched in relation to these events in the country, which is considered to be unaffected by HIV, but which has recently experienced a sharp increase in the number of people affected by the AIDS virus.

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