Zimbabwe: Harare Expanding AIDS Treatment -- But Prevention Remains Critical
January 10, 2007
The state-run Herald newspaper last week quoted Owen Mugurungi, Zimbabwe's national HIV/AIDS coordinator, as saying the government hopes this year to raise number of people receiving antiretrovirals from 50,000 to 160,000. Activists praised this as recognition by the government that prevention programs alone are not enough to stop HIV/AIDS. Still, Population Services International says prevention efforts deserve the credit for recent decreases in Zimbabwe's adult infection rate, which now stands at about 18 percent.
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01.08.07; Ndimyake Mwakalyelye
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.