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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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Adapted from:
Associated Press
10.25.05


  
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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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