AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Swiss people aged
25 to 34, the federal statistics office announced on
Wednesday. Approximately one in five of the 275 deaths in this
age group last year were AIDS-related. Intravenous drug use
was one of the primary reasons for such a high percentage of
AIDS-related deaths within the age group, a statistics office
spokesman said. Overall, the number of deaths from AIDS in
Switzerland increased by more than 10 percent in 1994.