In a poor neighborhood of Pakistan, parents are anxious about the results of their children's blood tests to see if they have contracted the HIV virus like hundreds of people in the region, it's like because a doctor repeatedly used infected spray.
The panic is so much of that the police have been sent to the place to maintain order among the crowd overcrowded at Wasayo's analysis center, near the city of Larkana, in the state of Sind.
The pediatrician Muzaffar Shun behind the bars. He infected people and also has an HIV virus (AFP).
Anger and fear is felt in this village which is hit by the epidemic. Those authorities say They do not know whether this is due to serious negligence or malicious practices of a pediatrician.
According to official figuresOver 400 people, including many children, experienced positive during the last weeks of the area.
"Dozens come," said a doctor at the diagnostic center, which is lacking personnel and equipment.
Mukhtar Pervez is waiting for the results. She hopes the recent cause of her daughter's fever is not a sign that she has broken the virus.
Mother and her son in hospital are Rato Dero. According to official figures, over 400 people, including many children, experienced positive in the last weeks of the area (AFP).
Others have received the news they feared so much. Nisar Ahmed rushes into the clinic in She's looking for medication for her one-year-old daughter, who tested positive three days ago. "I curse the person responsible for the infection of all these children," he said.
Nearby Imam Zadi came to do tested five for children after learning that his grandson was HIV positive.
"The whole family has been absolutely stunned," he said.
Others feel scared about the future of their children in a country where the disease is not well known and problems of access to treatment, especially in rural areas.
Imam Zadi came to experience five of children after learning that his grandson was HIV positive (AFP).
"Who will play with her, and when she grows up, who will marry her?" The mother of a four-year-old girl who has been positive about HIV said. in a nearby village.
Pakistan has long been considered a country with a low rate of AIDS. But the virus spreads at high speed, especially among people who are addicted to drugs and people who practice prostitution.
With about 20,000 new cases of seropositive in 2017, the spread rate of the disease in Pakistan This is the second highest in Asia, according to UN statistics.
Dr Muzaffar Shun in prison. They want to know if they have deliberately infected people (AFP).
The country with its growing population lacks medical infrastructure and rural areas are exposed. unorthodox medical practices.
"According to some government data, t About 600,000 bogus doctors are active in the country and about 270,000 in the state of Sind, "the UNAIDS agency said in a statement.
The provincial health authorities ensure that patients are vulnerable to infections and viruses through the injections.
Unamujer gets the test in Rato Dero hospital (AFP).
"To save money, these carlatans are digging several patients with the same spray. It could be the main cause of multiplication cases, "Sikandar Memon, who led the anti-AIDS program in the province.
The presence of scammers together with "re-use of syringes, high-risk blood transfusions and other dangerous medical practices" has triggered the number of HIV infection in recent years, confirming Bushra Jamil, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Aga. Khan of Karachi.
"Who will play with her? And when she grows up, who will marry her?" The mother of a 4-year-old girl who has been positive about HIV (AFP) said.
The researchers claim that the doctor named Sind is HIV positive and is imprisoned. He denies he has deliberately injected the virus to patients.
The families of those who have infected are less concerned about research than about access to information and treatments needed to prevent AIDS.
Dr Muzaffar Ghangro is HIV positive and is imprisoned. He denies he has deliberately injected the virus to patients (AFP).
"We don't know what to do, I have more children and I fear they will catch the disease," said a mother's daughter who proved positive. "Send us medicines for our children, so they can be cured," we plead. "But all our children will die, right?"