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15 thalassemic kids turn HIV positive in Punjab.

Lahore -- It has revealed that as many as 15 children of thalassemia disease found positive for HIV aids, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the positive test of HIV aids in the children were result of unscreened blood transfusion to the children.

Out of 15 children seven belonged to Lahore and rest of them Islamabad residents.

It is pertinent to mention that thalassmia patient needs blood transfusion with regular interval of time.

Thalassemia foundation of Pakistan has decided to screening of all patients suffering from the disease after the positive test of HIV in the children.

Who would be the responsible of the incident that already ill patients got another incurable disease due to negligence of health officials.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Dec 4, 2014
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