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September 18, 1987
Forty-one British students in the Soviet Union have been tested for AIDS, and diplomats say the procedure may become mandatory in the wake of Aug. 29 Health Ministry regulations directing that visitors staying three months or more be tested. Foreigners have expressed concern about the Soviet AIDS tests because of a shortage of disposable needles and syringes. The acquired immune deficiency syndrome virus can be spread through dirty needles.
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December 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnamese workers sent to East Bloc countries are underpaid and treated unfairly, an influential Hanoi newspaper has charged. Quan Doi Nhan Dan, the Vietnamese army daily, said Hanoi has called for talks "to rectify and overcome the irrationalities found in (labor) treaties already signed." But "patching up" difficulties is not enough, the paper said, demanding more fundamental changes. In a Nov.
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June 11, 1987
Thirty foreigners diagnosed as having AIDS have been deported from the Soviet Union, the Tass news agency said. It quoted Alexander Pokrovsky, director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, as saying that six more foreigners who received treatment are to be deported and that three foreigners have died from acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the last two years--the first AIDS deaths reported by the Soviets. "Seven AIDS patients are in the hospital at present," Pokrovsky said.
NEWS
December 31, 1987
The Soviet Union said that the number of people inflicted with AIDS in the last six months has risen sharply to about 200 foreigners and 30 Soviet citizens. Figures released last summer had placed the number of known cases at 130, with 19 of them Soviets. The Tass news agency said most of the 200 foreigners now confirmed to be carrying AIDS are from Africa. Many African students study in the Soviet Union. "Sex with foreigners was found to be the main route by which the infection . . .
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December 11, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Vietnamese workers sent to East Bloc countries are underpaid and treated unfairly, an influential Hanoi newspaper has charged. Quan Doi Nhan Dan, the Vietnamese army daily, said Hanoi has called for talks "to rectify and overcome the irrationalities found in (labor) treaties already signed." But "patching up" difficulties is not enough, the paper said, demanding more fundamental changes. In a Nov.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
Thirty foreigners diagnosed as having AIDS have been deported from the Soviet Union, the Tass news agency said. It quoted Alexander Pokrovsky, director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, as saying that six more foreigners who received treatment are to be deported and that three foreigners have died from acquired immune deficiency syndrome in the last two years--the first AIDS deaths reported by the Soviets. "Seven AIDS patients are in the hospital at present," Pokrovsky said.
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