A local doctor who was also infected with HIV was arrested in connection with the outbreak.
A massive HIV detection program in a village in Pakistan has resulted in over 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following a widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, "In Ratodero village, 15,200 people have been screened so far, out of which 434 children and 103 adults tested positive for HIV" since the campaign kicked off on April 25, Efe news cited Sikandar Memon, head of the AIDS control program in Sindh province
He said "There is a 60 percent chance of it spreading due to the reuse of syringes"
"This has become a serious issue as it is not a small number of children infected) and looks like it spreads only because of negligence, "said Memon. "Those involved should be strictly punished."
A local doctor who was also infected with HIV was arrested on April 27 in connection with the outbreak after residents complained, police said.
An investigation is underway
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