RIGA (BNS) - The Welfare Ministry hopes to contain the spread of HIV and AIDS by the end of 2003, according to a new action plan released July 30.Iveta Dievberna, an epidemiology expert at Riga's AIDS Center, said that information campaigns and preventive measures have already been launched to stem the spread of AIDS in Latvia. Efforts will continue unabated for the next three to five years, she said.Dievberna said that in that time, the disease is likely to spread among the principle risk group - intravenous drug users - while others may be educated enough by the information campaign to av...
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