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World Food Program Delivers Food to Myanmar AIDS Sufferers

March 19, 2004

On Friday, for the first time, the UN World Food Program began delivering food to HIV/AIDS patients in Myanmar. Initially, the program is targeting 400 families in central Myanmar, which WFP said is hard-hit by the virus due to its role as a transport hub for trucking. The UN considers truckers' contact with sex workers to be a leading factor in HIV's spread. A similar WFP program was launched last year in Cambodia involving about 4,000 households. Thailand has also been working closely with Myanmar since September, when it pledged 1 million condoms and HIV/AIDS medicine to help its neighbor fight the epidemic.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
03.19.04


  
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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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