Some people in Latvia believe, wrongly, that they can get HIV from insect bites or wastewater; only slightly more than half of the people have sufficient knowledge about HIV, according to a survey carried this year out by Agihas support group for people living with HIV and AIDS.
Latvia ranks first in Europe in terms of new HIV cases registered each year - 18.8 per 100,000 residents, which is three times higher than the European average.
Riga Stradins University lecturer Anda Kivite-Urtane told reporters that people in Latvia have limited knowledge about...
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