A new report has shown that HIV transmissions are high among inmates in Malawian prisons, PANA said on Monday.
The report by Penal Reform International was quoted as saying: “Although many prisoners came into hospital already infected with HIV, there is evidence that HIV infection in prison is a problem.”
It said that at Zomba maximum prison, about 68 km from Blantyre, out of the 8,403 inmates that were treated for various diseases 2,138 tested HIV positive.
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