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An injecting drug user (IDU) fills a syringe with buprenorphine on a roadside in Chandigarh June 8, 2007. India's injecting drug problem may be worse than thought, a new survey of the country's breadbasket region shows, worrying health experts and activists who say it could fuel the spread of HIV and AIDS. Official data shows that over 10 percent of intravenous drug users have HIV, a higher prevalence than among prostitutes, while the overall national average is about 0.9 percent. Picture taken June 8, 2007

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