WHO Team In Pakistan To Investigate HIV Outbreak, Provide Testing, Treatment, Counseling Expertise

The BMJ: WHO teams arrive in Pakistan to establish source of HIV infections
“World Health Organization officials have arrived in Pakistan to try to establish how more than 700 people, many of them children, have become infected with HIV in the past 40 days…” (Yusufzai, 5/31).

Reuters: ‘How can she have HIV?’: Pakistan town struggles with surge in infections
“…Health officials suspect the outbreak is linked to reused syringes and needles and improperly screened blood transfusions…” (Hassan, 5/31).

Xinhua News: WHO investigates HIV outbreak in southwest Pakistan
“…The team, which arrived in the country on Tuesday, will try to ascertain the source of the outbreak and control it, as well as provide its expertise in the areas of HIV testing, pediatric HIV treatment, and family counseling, said local reports quoting health officials…” (6/1).

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