92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports
November 14, 2007
About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality of life, said the government plans to expand a needle-exchange program to reach 2,000 injection drug users by June 2008. The government also plans to provide methadone to 1,000 IDUs, Faugoo said.
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