Failure to tackle AIDS puts millions at risk of starvation

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1257
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Millions of people are on the brink of starvation in southern Africa, warns the UnitedNations this week, partly because attempts to limit the spread of HIV have failed. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has left millions of agricultural workers dead, land unfarmed, and families with no money to buy food, it says, and unless concerted action is taken now to stem the spread of AIDS many other regions could face similar crises in the future.

    According to a report by UNAIDS (the joint UN programme on HIV and AIDS) and the WorldHealth Organization, nearly one in five …

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