AIDS Becomes One of Main Causes of Death in Mozambique
July 26, 2004
If the epidemic continues unchecked, AIDS will be the cause of one in three deaths in Mozambique by 2010, according to a new study by a team comprising researchers from the nation's National Statistics Institute, the Health and Planning Ministry, and the population unit at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The study estimates that AIDS -- which has already slowed population growth and cut life expectancy -- accounts for 23 percent of all deaths in Mozambique. AIDS is expected to kill 97,000 Mozambicans this year. While an estimated 1.45 million people in Mozambique are HIV-positive, only 8,000 will be treated with antiretrovirals this year.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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.