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Refocus on prevention and education to make progress on AIDS, say US scientists

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6920 (Published 01 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6920
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

A report from the US Institute of Medicine hopes to refocus US and African AIDS policies on prevention and to strengthen education of healthcare workers, infrastructure, and accountability to achieve better outcomes.

UNAIDS, the joint United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS, estimates that Africa currently has 22.4 million people infected with HIV, about two thirds of the global total of 33.4 million.

The institute’s report, released on 29 November in Washington, DC, estimates that in Africa alone that number will grow to more than 30 million by 2020 and to 70 million by …

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