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Mogae Warns Botswana Faces Extinction From AIDS

March 15, 2001

Unless Botswana can stem the spread of HIV within the next five years, the country faces extinction, President Festus Mogae declared Wednesday. More than one-third of Botswanan adults are infected with HIV, and the AIDS epidemic has cut life expectancy in the country by 25 years to 44 years. Mogae called on pharmaceutical companies to increase their efforts to supply AIDS drugs to needy countries, noting that more needs to be done.


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Mogae Warns Botswana Faces Extinction From AIDS


Adapted from:
Reuters (www.reuters.com)
03/14/01; Swindells, Steven



  
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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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