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27 prisoners in UP’s Dasna jail found infected with HIV


Ghaziabad: Up to 27 prisoners of Dasna Jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district have been found to be infected with HIV virus.
In light of the matter, medical officers have ordered an HIV test for all 5,000 inmates.
In 2017, 49 prisoners were found HIV positive.
Ghaziabad Chief Medical Officer (CMO) N K Gupta on Friday said that the patients receive regular check-ups and medication.
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“All 27 of those prisoners get regular check-ups from specialists, and free medicine. We also get other prisoners checked from time to time for symptoms of HIV,” he said.