An unqualified doctor infects 40 people with HIV after using single syringe to treat all

At least 40 people have been tested HIV positive in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where an unqualified doctor had allegedly used a single syringe to treat all of his patients in the area, according to local media reports.

The news broke on Tuesday, months after the victims, including children, were diagnosed at a health camp organized by an NGO in November last year in Bangarmau city of Unnao district, reported Times Now news channel.

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“Forty [HIV] positive cases have been found [among 400 tested people]. If proper tests are done, at least 500 cases would come up,” Sunil Bangarmau, an area councilor, told ANI – a local newswire outlet.

“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.”

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