Thursday, January 3, 2008

HIV Infections on The Rise in Sweden

A record number of Swedes were infected with HIV in 2007. Stockholm’s intravenous drug users suffered a major outbreak which added to the high infection statistics. The virus strain is new and appears to have come from Finland.Through the middle of November 2007, forty-five new cases of HIV infections were discovered among drug addicts in Stockholm county. The figure is more than double the twenty-two cases confirmed in 2006 and significantly higher than the twenty-six cases recorded in 2005. “This is amounts to a real emergency,” said Åke Örtqvist, a doctor of infectious diseases in Stockholm.

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