Nine more test HIV-positive in Shikarpur
SHIKARPUR: At least nine more people were tested as HIV-positive in Shikarpur, on Friday.
According to details, the total number of HIV-positive cases in the district reached to 22. A total of 517 people were tested in the Shikarpur villages of Dhakkan, Pirbakhsh Theem and Sarang Shar.
Sources said children and women are also among the affectees, who were tested positive for HIV.
DHO Ghulam Shabir informed that affected children have been referred to Aids centre Lahore while the crackdown against unregistered laborites and fake doctors will continue.
It is worth mentioning here that earlier, four more children were tested HIV positive in Pir Bux and Sarang Shar villages of the district.
On May 6, Sindh’s health ministry has failed to determine the causes of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) outburst in Larkana where so far 157 people, including 127 children had been tested positive for HIV.