The new outbreak of HIV was due to a failed healthcare system, including reuse of syringes and unsafe blood transfusion” Khan et al (2019).
In Pakistan new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection cases have been increasing rapidly for last three decades. In 2017 the number of HIV-positive cases was recorded as 150,000, to which 21,000 new cases were added in 2018 . According to UNAIDS, the province of Sindh alone accounts for 50% of the positive cases of HIV in Pakistan. Additionally, in early 2019 a new outbreak of HIV was faced in a city in Sindh . The new outbreak of HIV was due to a failed healthcare system, including reuse of syringes and unsafe blood transfusion.
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Khan, B.A., Cheng, L., Khan, A.A. and Ahmed, H. (2019) Unsafe small clinics cause new human immunodeficiency virus outbreaks in Pakistan. The Journal of Hospital Infection. October 10th. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.003. .