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HIV/AIDS

20 September 2010

Africa leads drop in HIV infections

African nations whose populations have been devastated by Aids have made big strides in fighting HIV, with new infections down 25% since 2001 in some of the worst hit places.

African nations whose populations have been devastated by Aids have made big strides in fighting HIV, with new infections down 25% since 2001 in some of the worst hit places, a UN report said.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region hardest hit by HIV, accounting for 67% of all people living with the virus worldwide, 71% of Aids-related deaths and 91% of all new infections among children.

 

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