Former President Bill Clinton Praises Bahamas for Its HIV/AIDS Progress
February 8, 2005
On Friday in Nassau, former U.S. President Bill Clinton praised the Bahamas for reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission. About 1,600 patients are now receiving antiretrovirals through the government and the Clinton Foundation, which helps poor countries access the medications. At Clinton's last visit, in 2002, fewer than 500 people were receiving the drugs. During a tour of Princess Margaret Hospital, Clinton said that last year there were no new cases of HIV infection among babies born to women receiving antiretrovirals. The percentage of HIV-positive pregnant women declined from 2.7 percent in 2001 to 1.6 percent in 2004, according to the Clinton Foundation.Adapted from:
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