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Doubled HIV Cases Add to Greece's Woes

June 18, 2013

A report published in Lisbon by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction demonstrated that Greece's HIV rates have risen by 200 percent since 2011. According to the report, the dramatic rise is due in particular to intravenous drug use within the country and deep cuts that have dismantled the national healthcare system and drug treatment programs. Thirteen hospitals are scheduled to close within the next few months and just in the Athens area alone, 4,000 physicians have emigrated from the country within the past three years.

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Adapted from:
West Welfare Society Territory
06.17.2013; Ivano Abbadessa


  
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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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