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Drug users don't neglect only themselves: their children are neglected, too. These boys in an underground slum in Tirana lost their younger brother after he was bitten by a rat in their filthy, one-room basement home. The bite became infected and the child died two months later.<br />
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Albania's HIV epidemic is concentrated among injecting drug users and other high-risk groups, but has the potential to spread into the rest of the population. The NGO Stop AIDS, supported by UNICEF, offers information and health services to heroin addicts in the capital Tirana to reduce their chances of becoming infected.

Drug users don't neglect only themselves: their children are neglected, too. These boys in an underground slum in Tirana lost their younger brother after he was bitten by a rat in their filthy, one-room basement home. The bite became infected and the child died two months later.

Albania's HIV epidemic is concentrated among injecting drug users and other high-risk groups, but has the potential to spread into the rest of the population. The NGO Stop AIDS, supported by UNICEF,...
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