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HIV infection rates rising in Kazakhstan

Research shows that HIV/AIDS among gay men is far higher than what government statistics suggest.

Last Modified: 22 May 2013 03:52
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While progress has been made in fighting HIV since its discovery 30 years ago, in Kazakhstan infection rates continue to rise.

In the former Soviet Union, research suggests that HIV/AIDS among gay men is far higher than what official government statistics suggest.

Special state-funded outreach programmes for gay men are also rare.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Almaty.


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