Alarming Surge in AIDS Among Addicts in Pakistan
January 23, 2012
A Canada-funded surveillance project has found an alarming surge in HIV prevalence among injection drug users in Pakistan, the local newspaper Dawn reported Sunday. Overall prevalence was about 36.7 percent among IDUs, the paper said, citing the Canadian International Development Agency. However, in some cities of eastern Punjab province HIV prevalence among IDUs was 52.5 percent, while it was 42.5 percent in Sindh province.
Xinhua News Agency
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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