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Thirteen children diagnosed with AIDS in Larkana

LARKANA: Thirteen children were tested positive for HIV AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Ratodero, a town of Larkana, ARY News reported on Thursday.

According to In-charge of the HIV Aids Control Programme Dr Abdul Hafeez, the blood samples of 16 children were sent to a laboratory for test, from which 13 were tested positive for HIV AIDS.

The children are between the ages of four months and eight years. The parents of those affected children were tested negative in their tests.

The children are said to be affected through a already infected injection.

Larkana continues to top the list of districts most affected by HIV in Sindh with the number of AIDS patients in Larkana rising to more than 2,400.

According to a report, more than 20,000 people are diagnosed with HIV AIDS annually in Pakistan. Over 60 percent of those patients belong to Punjab.

Read more: Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked

Last month, eight people including a three-month old child were diagnosed with AIDS in the Sheikhupura city of Punjab.

As per details, the victims belong to Tehsil Safdarabad of Sheikhupura.

Sources said doctors were giving the treatment of Hepatitis to all patients so far. Following the diagnosis of AIDS, the patients were referred to Faisalabad’s hospital.

Victims include a couple with their three-month old child, while others were five male and two female.

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