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HIV/AIDS

29 June 2011

Swaziland: Aids drug dwindling

Cash-strapped Swaziland's state hospitals have only two months' supplies of Aids drugs, said the country's health minister.

Cash-strapped Swaziland's state hospitals have only two months' supplies of Aids drugs, the country's health minister has told parliament in an assessment that Aids patients and activists took as a death sentence.

Swaziland, with a population of about 1 million, has the world's highest percentage of people living with the virus that causes Aids. More than a quarter of Swazis between the ages of 15 and 49 are believed to carry HIV.

 

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