Sweden to Double Anti-AIDS Support
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says more Swedes are getting infected with the AIDS virus because society has become less vigilant about sexually transmitted diseases.
Reinfeldt was the main speaker at a World AIDS Day rally in central Stockholm Saturday. Today there are around 4300 people in this country infected with the HIV virus. During the first 10 months of this year there were 420 new cases reported, an increase by about one-quarter over the same period last year.
Reinfeldt also said that Sweden will double its support for the global fight against the disease.