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HIV Gains Foothold in Key Asian Groups

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Science  12 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5541, pp. 282-283
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5541.282

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A new report that analyzes the spread of HIV and AIDS through Asia and the Pacific says that Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation, has an "exploding" rate of new infections among injection drug users, as well as "steep rises" among sex workers. And the authors stress that what's happening in Indonesia is being repeated in several other Asian countries.