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International conference calls for better prevention to contain spread of AIDS

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1333
  1. Henry Wasswa
  1. 1Kampala

Three million people in poor and middle income countries were taking drugs to treat AIDS at the end of 2007, a conference of 1700 doctors and health experts in Kampala heard last week.

The 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting also heard that the world population of people with HIV fell from 39.5 to 33.2 million between 2006 and 2007. The number of newly infected people in 2007 was 2.5 million, down from 3.2 million in 1998.

These figures were in a report produced jointly …

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