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Doctors in Pakistan call for workers deported from the UAE to be screened for HIV

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 05 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6544
  1. Ashfaq Yusufzai
  1. Islamabad

Doctors and health agencies in Pakistan have called on the government to introduce screening for HIV for people being deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to protect others from infection.

Pakistani authorities have reported concerns over the spread of the virus by people who are deported from the UAE after testing positive for HIV and who keep their status secret because of social taboos.

“As there are no …

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