QUETTA: The Balochistan AIDS Control Programme screened 2,300 prisoners of 11 jails across Balochistan on the request of the home department.
According to the report submitted by the Provisional AIDS Control Programme, 29 prisoners were confirmed HIV positive.
Of those 29 cases, 24 prisoners are in Central Jail Gadani, 4 in District Jail, Quetta and 1 in District Jail Lorali.
Balochistan AIDS Control Programme Spokesperson Dr Noor claimed that most of the HIV positive prisoners are drug addicts who used the same syringe multiple times.
They are now being treated for the disease, as screening of upcoming prisoners will be continued, Spokesperson of Provisional AIDS Control Programme told.