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HIV/AIDS

19 July 2009

Aids drug shortage threatens Africa

MSF warned that a chronic shortage of Aids drugs in six African countries could cost thousands of lives and reverse progress made on the continent most afflicted by the disease.

Doctors Without Borders warned Saturday that a chronic shortage of drugs to treat Aids in six African countries could cost thousands of lives and reverse progress made on the continent most afflicted by the disease.

"There's no doubt people will die as a consequence. It's a catastrophe in the making," Goemaere said before the opening of a four-day international Aids conference in Cape Town.

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