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Malawi Adopts UN Guidelines on AIDS

September 30, 2010

Vice President Joyce Banda announced today that Malawi will adopt the UN's latest AIDS guidelines, which call for treating HIV patients earlier in the course of illness. The decision could double, to 500,000, the number of Malawians on AIDS drugs by July. However, an estimated 1 million people there are in need of the medications. Most who are receiving the drugs get them free thanks to groups like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. At least 12 percent of Malawians are living with HIV.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press

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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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