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Malaysia Aims to Cut HIV Infection Rate by 20 Percent in Next Year

December 11, 2006

Warning that AIDS could reverse a half-century of development gains, Malaysian Health Minister Cua Soi Lek recently announced a goal of reducing the nation's HIV infection rate by 20 percent "by the end of 2007 or early 2008." Measures to be employed in the prevention program include needle exchange, methadone therapy, free antiretrovirals, youth education and a media campaign.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
12.05.2006


  
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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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