U.S. Census Bureau Updates World HIV/AIDS Database
September 27, 2013
"The U.S. Census Bureau announced [this week] that it had updated its world HIV/AIDS database to include new data on more than 100 countries, including China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon," the Los Angeles Times reports. "The U.S. Census Bureau HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database is a compilation of data from 219 countries or regions, and tracks the prevalence of HIV infection, AIDS cases and related deaths," the newspaper writes, adding, "The primary purpose of the database is to collect and disseminate information from developing countries, and is used by [USAID]" (Morin, 9/25).
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