88 Afghan refugees in Pakistan found with AIDSJuly 16th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least 88 Afghan refugees, including 10 women, who have taken shelter in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, have been found to be infected with AIDS, the Online news agency reported.
Sources from Pakistan’s health department said Islamabad and Kabul have planned out a joint strategy to detect and prevent AIDS among Afghan refugees.
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.
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