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UNAIDS Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Asia-Pacific AIDS Response

November 20, 2013

"A new UN report [.pdf] warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections," VOA News reports, adding, "AIDS researchers and activists are calling for more political will by governments to address related issues" (Corben, 11/19). "Significant legal and policy barriers still remain for Asia-Pacific countries' fight against AIDS, a report released on Tuesday by [UNAIDS] showed," Xinhua/Global Times states. "Currently, all countries in the region have at least one law that hinders the AIDS response, according to the report disclosed at the opening of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP11) in Bangkok," the news service writes (11/19). The report "warned of high HIV prevalence in key populations in Asia and the Pacific such as intravenous drug users and men who have sex with men,"

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