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HIV Rises in Injecting Drug Users

HIV infections are on the rise among people in Africa who inject illegal drugs. A new report recommends scaling-up programs designed to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus among drug users. Rick Lines, head of Harm Reduction International, said unsafe injecting drug use is a major driver of HIV/AIDS worldwide. “Traditionally, we’ve seen regions such as Eurasia and Asia and the Middle East and North Africa sort of be epicenters of a lot of injecting drug use and a lot of unsafe...

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