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U.S. Gives Burundi $15.7 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS

March 5, 2013

In a press release made available on March 1, the U.S. Embassy said that the United States will provide Burundi an additional $3.5 million in aid toward its fight against HIV/AIDS and mother-to-child transmission of the disease. This will bring U.S. financial support of Burundi's efforts against HIV/AIDS to a total $15.7 million. The embassy said that U.S. assistance to Burundi since 2007 has included drugs, laboratory materials, medical personnel training, and education of the population on disease prevention. 115,658 women have received free medical testing during their pre-natal periods and 97,408 additional women have received HIV/AIDS screening. According to national statistics, the rate of sero-prevalence for HIV/AIDS is 4.2 percent among 15-49-year-olds.

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Adapted from:
Afrique Jet
03.02.13; Aids Weekly Plus

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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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