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U.S., Ukraine Sign Agreement to Partner Against HIV/AIDS

February 22, 2011

"Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko on Feb. 15 signed an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the U.S. government on cooperation in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in 2011-2015," Interfax-Ukraine/KyivPost reports. The document outlines how the countries will work together on controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Ukraine, which according to the Foreign Ministry's press service "has seriously worsened in recent years, despite efforts by [the] state," according to the newspaper (2/16). "As of November 1, 2010, Ukraine registered 108,434 people living with HIV, and in the 10 months of 2010, more than 15,000 new cases were revealed," the National Company of Ukraine reports (2/17).

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