UN report warns that AIDS epidemic is still out of control

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1472
  1. Hugh Matthews
  1. BMJ

    A report published this week by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation shows that there has been little progress in preventing the transmission of AIDS. New drugs have increased survival times for patients in developed countries, but in some parts of Africa the epidemic threatens to reverse gains achieved by development programmes.

    The report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the WHO recorded six million new HIV infections …

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