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New York Times Examines ARV Shortage in Romania

August 18, 2009

The New York Times examines local media reports in Romania that the global recession is causing country-wide antiretroviral shortages. According to the newspaper, "AIDS patients have appealed to President Traian Basescu to restore their medications, the newspaper Romania Libera reported." The article examines the history of HIV/AIDS in the country, "which has been lauded as a poor country that successfully tackled its AIDS epidemic," and its efforts to connect patients with medications (McNeil, 8/17).

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