AIDS Epidemic Fastest Growing and Getting Worse in Ex-Communist Countries, UN Says
October 26, 2005
On Tuesday, UNICEF said former communist countries in Europe and Central Asia are experiencing the world's fastest-growing AIDS epidemics. In the region, an estimated 1.4 million people are HIV-positive, and about 210,000 became infected last year. More than three-quarters of those infected are under age 30, and the ranks of children with HIV are growing, according to UNICEF's 17-page regional report. While the sum being spent on AIDS programs in the region -- $600 million -- is 12 times what it was in 2001, the figure needs to rise to more than $1.5 billion by 2007, UNICEF said.
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