Number of women with HIV rises, more at risk

  • 1998-09-24
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - The number of women infected with HIV has risen sharply this year, and the potential exists for even more women to catch the virus that causes AIDS, experts say."The increase has been dramatic. Last year there were only two infected women, now there are 30," said Gunta Sture of the AIDS Prevention Center. Intravenous drug use is behind this rise in infections among women. Almost two-thirds of infected women caught the virus by using infected needles to shoot drugs, usually heroin, according to the Center.Although intravenous drugs have been available in Latvia since the end of the 19...
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