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Mugabe Says Census Will Reveal AIDS Toll on Zimbabwe

August 29, 2012

Zimbabwe recently launched its national census to measure the extent of HIV/AIDS in the population, a survey undertaken once a decade. The 2002 census found that HIV/AIDS had slowed Zimbabwe's rate of population growth, said President Robert Mugabe. About 13 percent of the population has HIV, but new infections dropped 50 percent between 1997 and 2007, according to a study last year. Officials are encouraging male circumcision to help prevent HIV. The census will cost about $40 million, including $12.6 million from donors, the finance ministry said.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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