MENDOZA (ADNSUR) – A pediatrician is charged with infecting hundreds of people with HIV virus. According to official data, more than 400 people, including many children, have been positively tested in recent weeks in the area. They believe that the defendant used an infected syringe several times. This happened in Pakistan.
In a poor neighborhood in Pakistan, parents are eagerly awaiting the results of their children's blood tests to see if they have infected the HIV virus with hundreds of people in the region.
The panic is such that the police have been sent to the site to keep the crowd crowded in the Vassayo analytical center near the town of Larkana in Sind, Clarin said.
More than 400 people, including many children, have been positively tested in recent weeks in the area.
Authorities say they do not know whether this is due to gross negligence or malicious practices of a pediatrician.
As reported by a doctor in a diagnostic center where there is a shortage of personnel and equipment, "dozens" of infected people arrive.
Researchers say the doctor accused of Sind is seropositive and closed.
In turn, the defendant denies having intentionally injected the patient's virus.
According to the Los Andes newspaper, the families of the infected are less concerned about research than about the access to information and the treatment needed to prevent AIDS.
Pakistan has long been considered a low-HIV country, but the virus is spreading at a high rate, especially among drug addicts and prostitutes.
With about 20,000 new cases of seropositivity in 2017, the prevalence rate of the disease in Pakistan is the second highest in Asia, according to UN statistics.
The country whose population grows is lacking in medical infrastructure and rural areas are exposed to non-traditional medical practices.
"According to some government figures, some 600,000 charlatans are active in the country, and around 270,000 are active in Sind province," the UNAIDS statement said.
"To save money, these charlatans break through several patients with the same syringe, which may be the main cause of multiplication," said Sikandar Memon, head of the AIDS program in the province.