Hundreds of children infected with HIV

Hundreds of positive HIV-Tests have resulted in the southern Pakistan’s province of Sindh to panic. After in March, when several children of a HIV-infection have been discovered, had the authorities decided in April to let all the inhabitants of the Region around the town of ratodero test.

Until Saturday, about 700 HIV had been infection is confirmed, including more than 500 cases in children between the ages of two and twelve years, a government official said at a press conference. “The results are appalling,” said a authorities representative. A pediatrician should be for the mass infections.

The cause would probably have syringes used multiple times, explained government representative Zafar Mirza. He announced “drastic measures” against the further spread of the Virus, you should confirm the presumption. There is concern that the number of infections is on the rise. Ratodero is a poverty city with around 200,000 inhabitants.

Many know little about HIV, it’s money for therapies is missing

Many Pakistanis disapprove of tablets and health problems injections or infusions, which you can get as an efficient view, and often in small back rooms of often poorly trained medical staff administered.

The children’s doctor, the authorities for the outbreak in the province of Sindh is responsible, is infected, according to the self with HIV. He denies that his patients know to have knowingly infected. In the meantime, he sits in custody. In many families of the poor Region in a panic: they know little about the Virus and potential therapies, in addition to the money for drugs is missing.

HIV was in Pakistan for a long time is not a Problem, in the meantime, the Virus from spreads rapidly. Your output would have taken the infection from sex workers and drug addicts, said Fatima Meeran, an HIV expert in the Region. The unsafe medical practices that would allow you to grow to be an epidemic. According to UN estimates, about 150,000 people in the 220-million-country HIV were in 2017-a positive one.

HIV: In the case of access to medicines treatable

The poor public health system exacerbated the Situation. Just on the country, people often have to turn to unqualified healers. This use, according to experts, often the same syringe for multiple patients to save money.

HIV cannot be cure. Modern medicines can no longer push back the pathogens, however, so strong in body that you are at blood tests undetectable, and the Affected can pass the Virus. The Infected must have permanent access to pills that you take without a break.

Such a supply manage at the moment not even the most prosperous countries on a nationwide basis. In the US, for example, only about 85 percent of people living with HIV know of their infection, only 49 percent are in treatment, the more suppressed your viral load in the body completely.