HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections in Lithuania.

  title={HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections in Lithuania.},
  author={S A Chaplinskas and A Trechiokas},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  volume={10 10},
Lithuania is a small country with a population of 3.7 million. It has recently been released from the yoke of Soviet rule. HIV infection was first identified in 1988 and while the numbers of cases are small, the incidence is beginning to rise precipitously. A National AIDS Centre has been established in the capital, Vilnius, and a nationwide epidemiological survey is underway. Efforts are being made to prevent HIV infection. Sixty one per cent of notified cases of HIV infection are in Klaipéda… CONTINUE READING