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The first stop is this injecting site in central Tirana, which is popular because it is close to where drugs are sold and addicts can shoot up immediately after buying. Like all such "hot spots", as the Stop AIDS team calls them, the floor is littered with used needles, broken glass and human excrement.<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.

The first stop is this injecting site in central Tirana, which is popular because it is close to where drugs are sold and addicts can shoot up immediately after buying. Like all such "hot spots", as the Stop AIDS team calls them, the floor is littered with used needles, broken glass and human excrement.

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...
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