Published in AIDS Weekly, November 18th, 1996
About 800 new cases have been registered so far in 1996, compared to 190 in all of 1995, according to Irina Savchenko, Russian Center against AIDS. She said as many as 560 of the new cases are intravenous drug users, who likely became infected by sharing needles.
"The process was very slow while homosexuals, prostitutes, etc. were spreading HIV," Savchenko said. "But when the disease enters the environment of drug addicts, it starts to spread like a forest fire.
"That is why we have...
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