New wave of AIDS: brink of epidemic?

  • 1998-07-16
  • Daniel Silva
Despite a recent rise in HIV infections, Latvia is still not as infected by the disease as many of its former Eastern bloc neighbors. But the potential exists for dramatic increases in infection rates, mainly because of intravenous drug use, as Daniel Silva reports.As the12thWorld AIDS Congress began in Geneva last week, Latvian health authorities had some alarming predictions. They expect the number of people infected with HIV in the country to more than double by the end of this year, reaching 300. Already more cases of HIV were reported this year than in all of last year. This is the ...
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