By David Mittleman

British Columbia Epicenter of HIV Epidemic

On the downtown East side of British Columbia, emaciated addicts can be seen exchanging drugs, openly prostituting, and shooting up crack and heroine. Officials do not see the point the locking these addicts up, given that they are likely to return to their life of drug use upon release. However, the problem became so alarming in the 1990s, that British Columbia witnessed an HIV epidemic that paralleled that seen in Sub Saharan Africa. In response, health officials have taken some extreme steps to attempt to alleviate the problem.

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