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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Number of People with HIV doubled in Past Decade

From the Washington Post:

The number of people infected with the virus that causes AIDS has doubled in the past decade to 40 million, and there is no end in sight as the pandemic continues to outpace efforts to prevent new infections and treat those already sick, according to a new U.N. report released Monday.
The annual report from UNAIDS noted some hopeful signs, including modest decreases in infection rates in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Burkina Faso and the growing availability of lifesaving antiretroviral drugs, even in some of the world's poorest countries. There are some indications that efforts to curb risky behavior such as multiple sexual partners has succeeded in some countries, U.N. officials said. But the overall picture that emerges from the 98-page report is of a disease that shows little sign of coming under control despite a massive, global effort that includes research into vaccines, public education campaigns and the large-scale distribution of sophisticated antiretroviral drugs.

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--Tom Hayes


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