Children pay the price in Pakistan’s mass HIV outbreak
27 June 2021 | 2:07 pm
Hundreds of babies and children tested positive for HIV in 2019 after a whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southern Sindh province. Pakistan's largest HIV testing and treatment centre was established in the rural town of Rota Dero in the wake of the disaster, dishing out life-saving anti-retroviral drugs. But affected families must cover further costs arising from the illness themselves.
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Extra tuition costs take a large bite out of family finances and are a contributing factor to families choosing to have only one child.
Myths and superstitions about HIV and AIDS are causing the disease to spread, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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