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Greece HIV Response Hit as Crisis Curbs Drug Abuse Fight

ATHENS — Greece’s efforts to control its debt crisis threaten to hobble the fight against an outbreak of HIV that has become the largest among drug users in the European Union.

The nation’s Organization Against Drugs, or Okana, may close treatment centers after its budget was more than halved to $23.5 million this year from about 40 million euros in 2011, said Meni Malliori, Okana’s president.

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