Five prisoners at Silchar Central Jail were tested positive for HIV.
According to sources, two convicts and three under-trial prisoners have tested positive, while other inmates are going through mandatory testing for HIV.
It may be noted that earlier this month, 88 under-trial prisoners tested HIV positive in Nagaon district, following which the state government ordered the authorities of other jails to conduct mass testing.
Of the two convicts who tested HIV positive at Silchar Central Jail, one was a Manipur resident and the other was a truck driver, said jail authorities.
Of the three under-trial prisoners, sources said they were drug addicts who used to share syringes with each other.
Two of the three under-trial prisoners have been sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital, it is learnt.