'Egypt ups arrests of HIV-positive suspects, violating human rights'

Egyptian police have stepped up arrests of HIV-positive suspects, detaining four more men this month in a crackdown that violates basic human rights, two leading international rights groups said Friday. The New York-based Human Rights Watch and the London-based Amnesty International warned in a joint statement that the arrests could also undermine HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, as people in Egypt become increasingly afraid to seek information about HIV prevention and treatment. The latest arrests brought to eight the number of HIV suspects in detention.