23 in­mates of Go­rakh­pur prison test HIV pos­i­tive

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation -

GO­RAKH­PUR: Twenty-three in­mates of the Go­rakh­pur Dis­trict Jail have been found to be HIV pos­i­tive in the past eight months and are be­ing treated at a hos­pi­tal here, an of­fi­cial said on Tues­day. On in­struc­tions of se­nior of­fi­cials, sev­eral health camps were or­gan­ised at the prison and 23 in­mates, in­clud­ing a woman, were found HIV pos­i­tive, said jail su­per­in­ten­dent Ramd­hani Muni. Dur­ing the camps spread over eight months, 1,400 pris­on­ers un­der­went tests to check for HIV. They are be­ing treated at the ART (Anti-Retro­vi­ral Ther­apy) cen­tre of BRD Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hos­pi­tal, the su­per­in­ten­dent said.

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