Despite soaring temperature, people on Thursday continued to crowd the blood screening camp set up in the town 18 days ago to test patients for HIV.As many as 936 people were screened at the camp on Thursday, of which 27 were detected HIV positive, 21 among them being children. More than 12,000 people have so far been screened, of which virus was detected in 546 patients, including 434 children. When Sindh AIDS Control Programme provincial manager was contacted for confirmation of these figures, his mobile phone was powered off. Dr Hola Ram, In-charge of the HIV/AIDS Treatment & Care Centre, Larkana, told this scribe that so far over 400 HIV positive people had been reconfirmed at the centre, of which more than 300 were children. He said that on Thursday, 57 people were screened for reconfirmation, of which 27 were found positive, including 21 children. He said all children belonged to Ratodero, whereas out of six other patients, three were residents of Ratodero. He said it was the last screening day at the centre for children, and now all affected children would have to go to Paeds Medicine Department of Chandka Hospital for confirmation or reconfirmation where a doctor had been posted. He said more than 90 percent of reconfirmed cases belong to Ratodero.Free blood screening of as many as 348 people was also carried out at two different camps established at the Rural Health Centre (RHC), Naundero, and Basic Health Unit (BHU) of village Saidu Dero, but fortunately no one was found to be HIV positive. PPP Naundero City President Arshad Shah Rashdi, Anwar Buriro, journalists Rahmat Morio and Salim Solangi were among those who got their blood screened at the very outset. The third screening camp was organised at Banguldero, where as many as 152 people were screened, of which one was detected HIV positive.Meanwhile, Jamil Soomro, political secretary to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, visited the screening camp at Ratodero and later went to ART Ward established at Paeds Medicine Department of Chandka Medical College Hospital and inquired about the health of HIV positive patients. He gathered information from the affected patients and issued instructions to the doctors for their proper care. He assured the patients of full cooperation and support, and said that the Sindh government was trying its best to control further spread of this viral disease, for which teams from Aga Khan Hospital had already reached the area and were working smoothly.