AIDS Expected to Kill up to 65,000 Mozambicans This Year
April 19, 2002
Up to 65,000 Mozambicans over age 15 are expected to die of AIDS this year, while an estimated 500 new HIV infections occur every day, according to the Health Ministry. Deputy Health Director Avertino Barreto estimated there were 45,000 AIDS-related deaths in the nation last year and that 60,000 children had been orphaned. A report issued last year by the Health Ministry estimated that 1.3 million Mozambicans, or 7 percent of the population, were HIV-infected, and that AIDS would claim more than 1.6 million lives in the country by 2010.Adapted from:
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