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HIV in Estonia

HIV (short for human immunodeficiency virus) is a lentivirus (the virus has a long incubation period) and causes AIDS (short for acquired immunodeficiency system).  AIDS causes people to loose their immune system and so their organism becomes open to opportunistic infections and cancers. HI-virus is infectious and spreads by the transfer of body fluids. According to National Institute for Health Development HIV’s triumph in Estonia began in 1988 and since then the number of diagnosed HIV positives has grown. In