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Tanzania Is Running Out of Condoms: Official

March 17, 2004

A looming shortage of condoms could adversely affect the campaign against HIV/AIDS, said Tanzania's National AIDS Control Program (NACP), which has called for increased donor assistance to replenish supplies. "We are worried that we may experience a crisis next year because not a single donor has so far pledged to fund importation of condoms," NACP Director Roland Swai said today. The nation needs 45 million to 50 million condoms annually, costing about $14 million. According to official government records, 8-10 percent of Tanzania's 34.5 million people are HIV-positive.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse

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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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