Nearly 700 People, Mostly Children, Diagnosed With HIV In Southeast Pakistan Province; Experts Blame Reused Needles
Associated Press: Police: Pakistani man kills HIV-positive wife in south
“Pakistan’s police say they have arrested a man who killed his HIV-positive wife and hung her body from a tree in southern Sindh province, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus…” (5/29).
CNN: The Pakistan city where almost 700 people have been infected with HIV
“…On Sunday, Pakistan authorities announced that over the past two months, 681 people — including 537 children between 2 and 12 years old — have tested positive for HIV in Ratodero, a district of 330,000 in Pakistan’s southeast Sindh province … As Pakistan — the world’s sixth-most populous country with over 200 million people — faces an HIV outbreak, experts are placing the blame on the nationwide practice of doctors reusing needles…” (Kunbhar et al., 5/30).
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