A 27-year-old HIV positive person leapt to his death from the seventh floor of the Gandhi Hospital building here on Wednesday.

Shiva Shankar, a push-cart eatery owner from Market of Secunderabad, was admitted to Gandhi Hospital 10 days ago. Around 3 a.m., he walked out of his ward on the 7th floor and jumped down. Death was instant for him, Chilakalguda Inspector, B. Anjaiah, said. Shankar tested positive for HIV a year ago.