The Next Frontier for HIV/AIDS: Myanmar

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Science  19 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5640, pp. 1650-1655
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5640.1650

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HLAING THAYAR, MYANMAR (BURMA)-- Myanmar has one of the worst HIV problems in Asia, fueled by a potent mix of injecting drug use and commercial sex work. Yet poverty and the country's military dictatorship pose formidable obstacles to doing battle against AIDS here. This story is part of a series on HIV/AIDS in Asia; the stories in this initial installment focus on Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.