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Doctor Sentenced to Prison After 5 Women Infected With HIV

A doctor at one of Zhejiang province’s top hospitals has been sentenced to two and half years in prison for medical malpractice that resulted in five women becoming infected with HIV.

Zhao Jinfang, a chief technician at the clinical laboratory of Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM, had alerted hospital administrators over her failure in December 2016 to comply with basic lab rules in miscarriage preventive treatments for 34 women, court documents recently released show. Five of those women later tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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