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Sweden to Help Pay for HIV/AIDS Treatment for Millions Worldwide

May 19, 2004

Sweden will donate 40 million kronor (US$5.2 million) to help the World Health Organization meet its goal of treating 3 million HIV/AIDS patients worldwide by 2005, the government announced prior to a WHO meeting in Geneva on Tuesday. "HIV/AIDS has catastrophic consequences for the individual, families and the entire society. Therefore it is important that the international community contributes to fighting the epidemic, as WHO has encouraged us to do," Swedish Health and Social Minister Morgan Johansson said in a statement.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
05.18.04


  
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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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