Afghan Refugees Infected With HIV/AIDS

by Sheela Philomena on  July 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM AIDS/HIV News
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88 Afghan refugees in Pakistan have been found to be infected with AIDS, reports Online news agency. 

Sources from Pakistan's health department said Islamabad and Kabul have planned out a joint strategy to detect and prevent AIDS among Afghan refugees.
 Afghan Refugees Infected With HIV/AIDS
Afghan Refugees Infected With HIV/AIDS

According to the strategy, Afghan refugees infected with the disease through the use of contaminated syringes would be identified, admitted and treated at a centre set up at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

Those infected are aged between 25-45 and include both registered and non-registered refugees.

Source: IANS

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