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Japan's Aids time bomb

The focus of most of the delegates to the International Aids Conference in Bangkok is on the enormous problems posed by the disease to developing countries. But it is not just the poor who are unprepared to deal with Aids. In Japan, one of the world’s wealthiest societies, awareness of the risks posed by the disease is almost non-existent among many young people, and yet their sexual behaviour is increasingly risky. While HIV infection rates in Japan remain officially low at around 6,000, experts fear the real total could be higher, and will get a lot worse unless attitudes begin to change to a disease many Japanese believe only foreigners can catch.Full Story

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