BISHKEK. The Republican Center For Fighting AIDS told journalists today that the number of people affected by the HIV reached 362 and 80 percent of them are drug-addicts. 294 people are Kyrgyz citizens and 26 of them are women. About 166 people are serving a prison term or have been recently released from jail. Last year 334 people were registered with the disease in Kyrgyzstan.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Jeremy Bransten in Prague