13 HIV cases discovered among children in Larkana

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LARKANA: Thirteen children were tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Larkana’s Ratodero district, in-charge of the HIV Aids Control Programme said on Thursday.

“Thirteen of the sixteen children have tested positive for HIV. The children are between the ages of four months and eight years,” Dr Abdul Hafeez said.

The parents of the children tested positive with the disease will also be examined, the in-charge said.

Larkana is reportedly the most affected by HIV in Sindh with the count of AIDS patients extending to 2,500.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drug-resistant virus strains may infect an extra 105,000 people and kill 135,000 over the next five years.