investigation into thousands of mysteriously contaminated children

investigation into thousands of mysteriously contaminated children
investigation into thousands of mysteriously contaminated children

INVESTIGATION – In Ratodero, in the stronghold of the Bhutto family political dynasty, a mysterious AIDS epidemic has been raging since the beginning of 2019. Thousands of children have been infected. It is the biggest health scandal in modern Pakistan.

  • This article is taken from Figaro Magazine

What will become of her ? » Gulbahar Shaik, overcome with infinite sadness, tenderly caresses the face of his 4-year-old daughter, Redal Batool. She was diagnosed positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), from which untreated patients die following infection by various parasites, bacteria or viruses. “The medications seem to be working, but his future is seriously compromised. Stigmatized, she will neither be able to go to school nor find a husband. » Gulbahar is a journalist for local television in the town of Ratodero. The tragedy that befell his daughter devastated him.

It all started at the beginning of 2019. Dr Imran Arbani, urologist, examines children whose symptoms suggest seropositivity to the AIDS virus. Tests confirm that the disease has affected several toddlers under the age of 5 whose parents are not HIV positive. Arbani is perplexed. Gulbahar, alerted by Arbani, had his children tested and thus learned of his daughter’s illness…

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