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AIDS will affect us all eventually, Mandela tells London audience

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.122-b (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:122
  1. Daloni Carlisle
  1. London

    Nelson Mandela has called for a new war against HIV/AIDS, arguing that it is claiming more lives in Africa than the sum total of all wars, famines, floods, and other deadly diseases, such as malaria.

    Speaking in London at the British Red Cross 2003 humanity lecture, the former South African president described HIV/AIDS as a “new war of global dimensions.” He said: “AIDS represents a tragedy of unprecedented proportions, unfolding particularly in Africa but with incidence …

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