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Anglo Unit Says 18 PCT at Zambia Mines Have HIV

April 2, 2001

Eighteen percent of the miners employed at Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines are HIV-positive, according to a recent employee survey. Konkola CEO Tim Wadeson said the survey of 8,523 employees was the first initiative in the firm's HIV/AIDS plan. Analysts note that mining plays a key role in Zambia's economy; however, health issues -- particularly those related to HIV and AIDS -- have caused investors to temper their involvement. Konkola produces about two-thirds of Zambia's copper.


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Reuters (www.reuters.com)
03/30/01


  
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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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