Afghanistan's Opium Trade Undermines Pakistan's Efforts To Control Domestic Spread Of HIV, Health Minister Says

Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:00 PM EST

... Afghanistan's opium trade is undermining Pakistan's efforts to control the spread of HIV in the country, particularly among injection drug users, Pakistan's Health Minister Mohammad Naseer Khan said Wednesday, Reuters reports. Pakistan has confirmed 3,556 HIV cases in the country -- more than 300 of whom have developed AIDS -- but officials say the numbers likely are higher. [click link for full article] ...