Daily Dispatch

Pakistan town faces HIV surge


Doctors in a town in Pakistan are struggling to cope with a surge in patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes Aids, with nearly 700 cases since April.

Health officials suspect the outbreak is linked to reused syringes and needles and improperly screened blood transfusio­ns.

Few families can afford proper treatment for HIV, which usually involves regular trips to Karachi. –

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