HYDERABAD Over 70 persons have been diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Barchani, a village adjacent to Hyderabad.

As per details garnered, women and children are also among those diagnosed with the perilous virus.

AIDS Control Programmer coordinator stated that the Sindh Health Dept had carried out screening tests of as many as 1123 individuals from Aug-31 to Sept-6.

He added treatment of 45 persons was underway whereas screening test of more people would also be carried out to diagnose [if any] any contain the virus.