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UN warns that AIDS deaths are set to reach record level

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1387
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    A record number of people will die from AIDS this year despite the improvement in survival achieved with antiretroviral therapies in wealthier countries, a report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) warned this week.

    UNAIDS estimated that 2.6 million people will die from diseases related to HIV and AIDS during 1999—a higher global total than in any year since the beginning of the epidemic. With the HIV positive population still expanding—there were 5.6 million new infections during this year alone—the …

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