On the instructions of senior officials, several health camps were organised at the prison and 23 inmates, including a woman, were found HIV positive, Jail Superintendent Ramdhani Muni said.
During the camps, spread over eight months, 1,400 prisoners underwent tests to check for HIV, the officer said.
There are more than 1,800 inmates in the jail, tests for the remaining prisoners would be conducted soon, the officer said.
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