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AIDS Cuts Life Expectancy in Zambia to 33 Years

May 6, 2003

AIDS has cut life expectancy at birth in Zambia to 33 years, from 44 years a decade ago, the country's Central Statistical Office said Monday. "The adult mortality rate has increased in the last decade... an adult has lost about 11 years of survival due to the AIDS problem," said CSO Director Buleti Nsemukila. Treasury data show one in every five adult Zambians has HIV/AIDS. The government says AIDS kills 200 Zambians daily while 500 people are infected with HIV per day. Zambia's population stands at 9.8 million people, according to CSO.

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Reuters
05.05.03


  
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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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