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Drug and HIV Epidemic Is Devastating Young Adults in Former Soviet Union, Says P&S' Jay Dobkin

Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have the largest percentage increase in estimated people living with HIV/AIDS for the third consecutive year, says Jay Dobkin, A.P. Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. The effects are devastating young adults. While the former Soviet Union had a relatively low infection rate until the late 1990s, as the walls came down, mobility and drug trade increased, along with incidence of HIV, he says.

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Shot: Dec 05, 2002
Published: Feb 03, 2003
Last modified:Jan 31, 2003