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Doctors in Pakistan are suspected to be behind the spread of hiv

At the end of april, the pakistani authorities are aware that several children were infected with hiv, and on closer investigation traced the spread to a doctor. On Friday stated that local authorities are at least 500 people have been infected with hiv in the area.

was arrested in early may and is now investigating the police his involvement in the increase in the numbers of cases of hiv in the district of Larkana. At least ten families accuse the doctor of having treated their children with the already used syringes.

" He says that he has not done anything with the intention. Four children died and their parents believe that the doctor has killed the children, " the police Sartaj Jhagirani to The Guardian.

is now carrying out extensive checks to see how many people are infected. Another doctor, who diagnosed one of the infected children, believe that the number affected will rise sharply.

"these cases are just the tip of the iceberg," he says to The Guardian.

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