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Record Number Of HIV Patients Registered In Tatarstan

KAZAN, Tatarstan -- Thirty-six new HIV patients were registered in Tatarstan this week.

It is the most HIV patients ever to be registered in Tatarstan in one week, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir reports.

One-third of the newly registered HIV patients are inmates at prisons in the Russian republic.

Six HIV patients were registered in the capital, Kazan, and five more in Tatarstan's second-largest city, Chally (Naberezhnye Chelny).

Some 10,537 HIV patients are officially registered in Tatarstan, which has a population of 3.8 million people.