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Health: HIV and AIDS: Caucasus
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Until 1995, central and eastern European countries including the Asian republics of the former Soviet Union did not seem to be confronted with a major HIV threat. In 1998, with Kazakhstan the sole exception, the other eight newly independent states in the Caucasus and in Central Asia, and the three Baltic states, all reported fewer than 100 cumulative HIV infections each. Most cases were due to heterosexual or unknown mode of transmission, but the reported number of infected injection drug users…

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Artaman, Ali, “Health: HIV and AIDS: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0172b>
First published online: 2009



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