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AFGHANISTAN: HIV/AIDS Cases Increase in Afghanistan


Xinhuanet (12.02.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

A Xinhuanet article reported that the Public Health Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, issued a statement on December 1, World AIDS Day, that confirmed an increase in HIV/AIDS cases from 117 in 2012 to 162 so far in 2013. According to the ministry, public health officials would continue to provide prevention education on how to battle the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, where often drug addicts transfer the virus by sharing syringes.


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