Twenty-three including woman; found HIV+ in jail

there are 1800 inmates in the jail

With health camps being held in Gorakhpur District Jail, it turned out that twenty-three inmates have been diagnosed with HIV positive.

It is said that there are 1800 inmates in the jail out of which 1400 have been tested in these health camps.

It turned out that 23 inmates included one woman as well.

This was also confirmed by the Jail Superintendent.

Those found with HIV positive are now being

administered with ART (Anti-Retroviral Therapy) centre

of the BRD Medical College and Hospital, it was informed.

Jail authorities have also sought the help of counsellors for those found HIV positive, it was conveyed.

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