International rapid response team called over HIV/AIDS outbreak in Sindh: Dr. Zafar Mirza

[From Dawn, May 26, 2019]

“Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday announced that after seeking the advice of the Sindh health minister, he had called an international rapid response team in the aftermath of the recent HIV/AIDS outbreak in the province.

Pakistan is a considered a low-prevalence country for HIV but this month the news of hundreds of children and adults allegedly infected by an HIV-positive doctor in Sindh’s Larkana district made the headlines. Following this, 56 more suspected cases of HIV were detected in Ratodero.”

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