UNAIDS Outlines Possible Courses of African HIV/AIDS Epidemic Over Next 20 Years
March 2, 2005
HIV will continue to spread unchecked in Africa if the pandemic is viewed as separate from its social, economic and political "roots," according to a brief issued on Tuesday in Ethiopia by UNAIDS, the Panafrican News Agency reports. The briefing came in advance of the release of a new UNAIDS publication, titled "AIDS in Africa: Three Scenarios to 2025," that is scheduled to be launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday. In the report, the agency outlines three "plausible" scenarios of the African HIV/AIDS epidemic over the next 20 years based on the current actions of the global and African communities, according to the Panafrican News Agency. "Even with fluctuating aid, economic uncertainty and governance challenges, collectively, Africa can lay the foundation for future growth and development and reduce the incidence of HIV," UNAIDS said in the brief.
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