23 inmates of Gorakhpur prison test HIV positive
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.