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UP shocker: 40 people infected with HIV as Unnao quack uses common syringe for treatment

It is being suspected that numerous truck drivers dislodge themselves in Unnao which is a transit point and might be acting as the HIV carriers.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Unnao [ Updated: February 06, 2018 11:23 IST ]
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In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh, at least 40 people in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao were tested HIV positive after a quack who was treating them allegedly used an infected needle for all the victims.

It is being suspected that numerous truck drivers dislodge themselves in Unnao which is a transit point and might be acting as the HIV carriers.

Meanwhile, area councillor Sunil Bangarmau said if proper tests are done, at least 500 cases of HIV would come up.

"40 positive cases have been found. If proper tests are done, at least 500 cases would come up. It is being told that the people here used to go to a quack for treatment of diseases. He used a single syringe on all of them," said Bangarmau.

Now, health camps have been setup by the local health authorities to curtail the spread of HIV.

Uttar Pradesh government has assured an investigation in the matter.

"It is being investigated. Action will be taken against the culprits and those who practice medicine without the license. Since it's a transit point, HIV carriers are likely to come there. So we're mapping truck drivers who come there and offer treatment to them," Uttar Pradesh Health Minister, Sidharth Nath Singh said.

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