Kazakhstan: HIV Crisis

KZBlog notes that doctors and officials who made errors leading to the infection of 84 children and 12 women with HIV in the southern Kazakhstani city of Shymkent have been charged with crimes, and that a new report says Kazakhstan has 7,000 HIV case, though the real figure is probably much higher. KZBlog says that the Shymkent case has raised awareness of HIV/AIDS, but that it is not yet clear whether or not it has changed the common belief that those infected with the disease did something wrong.

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