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European Health Officials Warn Greece to Address Increasing Number of HIV Cases

November 30, 2012

Officials with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Greece must act to combat a rising number of HIV cases within high-risk populations, including injection drug users, or face increased health care costs in the future, Reuters reports. ECDC Director Marc Sprenger said, "Immediate concerted action is needed in order to curb and eventually stop the current outbreak," according to the news agency. "Sprenger will meet Greek officials this week to say that free needles, syringes and opioid substitution projects must be stepped up, and testing and treatment for the human immunodeficiency virus made available to all," Reuters writes, noting the ECDC published a

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