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Pakistani Children Who Received Blood Transfusions Test Positive for HIV

At least 10 Pakistani children who received blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV, with the discovery said to be just the “tip of the iceberg.” Pakistan's Minister of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar, slammed the case as "shocking," and promised an investigation. The children, aged five to 16, all suffer from the hereditary blood disorder Thalassaemia, which requires patients to undergo regular transfusions on a biweekly...

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