United Nations estimates of HIV prevalence in Zambia under attackBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7206.338 (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:338
- Peter Moszynski
Estimates by the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS that 1 in 5 adults in Zambia are infected with HIV and that 300000 children have become orphans through AIDS have been attacked as “alarmist” by the government in Lusaka.
A recent report by the World Bank warned: “Not since the bubonic plague of the European Middle Ages has there been so large a threat to hundreds of millions of people—and the future of entire economies—AIDS is no longer a problem of medication. It is a problem of development.”
However, Zambia's government is now furious with the UN and is refusing to …