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HIV/AIDS

20 July 2010

HIV rising fast in Europe and Asia

Nowhere in the world is the HIV virus spreading faster than in eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Nowhere in the world is the HIV virus spreading faster than in eastern Europe and Central Asia, where more than 80 percent of those infected are under 30 years old, UNICEF said Monday.

One of the main causes for this drastic increase was drug use and the sharing of needles in a region that counts 3.7 million injecting drug users: about 25 percent of the world's total, said the report.

 

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