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Africa: the Enormous Challenges of a Long-lasting Epidemic (HIV)

Posted March 4, 2014 no picture ANTHONY_CONNECT_ZAMBIA

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The African countries south of the Sahara have some of the best HIV surveillance systems in the world. They provide solid evidence that the HIV infection rate has stabilized at a relatively low level in Senegal and that the extremely high rates in Uganda have been reduced. However, in most sub-Saharan countries adults and children are acquiring HIV at a higher rate than ever before: the number of new infections in the region during 1999 was 4.0 million. This acceleration effect is...