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Asian Development Bank Urges Including HIV, AIDS Prevention in Infrastructure Projects in Asia

August 21, 2007

The same infrastructure improvements that are boosting Asia's international competitiveness are also providing a means for spreading HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, a senior official of the Asian Development Bank said today in Sri Lanka at the 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. HIV/AIDS prevention, therefore, must be integrated into the development of such improvements, said Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, ADB vice president. The Joint Initiative by Development Agencies for the Infrastructure Sectors to Mitigate the Spread of HIV and AIDS, which was signed last year, can play a crucial role, she said.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
8.21.2007


  
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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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