World AIDS Day 2011: A Year in the Global Pandemic

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Addiction Hinders India's AIDS Fight

In India’s northeast, heroin from its opium-producing neighbor Myanmar is helping to spread both disease and addiction. More than one-quarter of the women in the district of Churachandpur use some kind of drugs and suffer from HIV; many will end up turning to prostitution to feed their addiction.

(Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

 

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