‘How can she have HIV?’: Pakistan town struggles with surge in infections

Dr Imran Akbar Arbani, performs a routine medical check-up of a four-year-old HIV positive boy, at clinic in Ratodero, Pakistan May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

RATODERO, Pakistan (Reuters) – Doctors in a town in Pakistan are struggling to cope with a surge in patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, with nearly 700 cases since April, most of them children. Health officials suspect the outbreak is linked to reused syringes and needles and improperly screened blood transfusions. “For […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories