26 prisoners were found HIV positive in Barabanki jail, and 2 were admitted to Lohia Hospital in Lucknow

26 prisoners were found HIV positive in Barabanki jail, and 2 were admitted to Lohia Hospital in Lucknow

26 prisoners have been found HIV positive in Barabanki District Jail in Uttar Pradesh. After getting HIV-positive prisoners, there has been a stir in the jail administration and health department. From August 10 to September 1, HIV was examined by setting up camps in three phases in the jail, in which 26 prisoners were found infected. Let me tell you, two of these prisoners were having ART (anti-retroviral therapy) at Lohia Hospital in Lucknow. Now ART of new 24 patients will be done. At present, 3,300 prisoners are closed in the district jail. 70 women prisoners are yet to be tested.

Let me tell you, HIV was examined by setting up camps in three phases in Barabanki district jail from August 10 to September 1. After the investigation report, 26 prisoners have been found infected with HIV infected. After getting several HIV-positive prisoners, there is a stir in the jail administration and health department. Out of 26 HIV-positive patients, 2 patients were already running ART (Anti-Retrovel Therapy) at Lohia Hospital in Lucknow. Now ART of new 24 patients will be done. Similarly, a campaign to investigate women prisoners jailed next month will also be carried out.

CMO gave information about the case
On this matter, Dr. Awadhesh Yadav, Chief Medical Officer of Barabanki district has said that HIV testing was done in the district jail, in which 26 people have been found positive. The number of prisoners in jail is 3,300. 70 women are yet to be tested. ART of 2 out of 26 prisoners (Anti-Retroviral Therapy) is going on in Lucknow Lohia. The rest is trying to start their treatment as soon as possible.

Drug injection was taken from the same syringe
The health department of the district gave information that with the help of injections, patients who have found HIV positive have more patients related to drugs and others. HIV patients were also found in the district jail in September 2021. Most of the prisoners among HIV patients who surfaced in the year 2021 were found to be HIV positive due to drug injections from the same syringe.