HIV Soars Among Greece’s Drug Users as Austerity Hampers Health

HIV Soars Among Greece’s Drug Users as Austerity Hampers Health

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While the extent to which Greece’s economic crisis has contributed to the outbreak is unclear, austerity measures and high unemployment may fuel an acceleration in new infections in Athens and beyond the capital unless programs to provide methadone, clean needles and condoms are expanded, the Stockholm-based ECDC said in the report.