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Growing Illicit Drug Market In Myanmar Could Increase HIV Cases, Report Says

Eleven Media: Surge in injecting drug use fueling AIDS epidemic in Myanmar, report warns
“Efforts to curb illegal drug production, distribution and use in Southeast Asia have failed, and the area known globally as the Golden Triangle has seen opium cultivation more than double since 2006, a new report by a European nongovernmental organization warns. … The surge in injecting drug users could fuel an expansion of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Myanmar…” (6/4).

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