|Drug Abuse - HIV/AIDS: A Devastating Combination (UNAIDS - UNDCP, 12 p.)|
Drug Abuse ® HIV/AIDS:
A devastating combination
· There are more than 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS.
· Since the first HIV/AIDS case from injecting drug use (IDU) was diagnosed in New York in 1981, over 3. 3 million people have been infected worldwide by injecting, drug use. It is now estimated than more than ten percent of all AIDS cases are due to injecting drug use.
· The numbers of countries reporting HIV infection among injecting drug users increased by nearly 40 percent between 1996 and 1998.
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