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Botswana, Barbados Agree to Cooperate to Exchange HIV/AIDS Expertise, Research

February 25, 2005

Botswana President Festus Mogae and Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur on Wednesday in Bridgetown, Barbados, signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Barbados Advocate reports (Barbados Advocate, 2/24). Mogae and Arthur agreed that their countries should share strategies in areas such as HIV/AIDS research and prevention, according to the AP/ According to UNAIDS, Barbados has an HIV/AIDS prevalence of 1.5%, and Botswana has a prevalence of 37% (AP/, 2/23). The Caribbean region has the second-highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world after sub-Saharan Africa (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 3/9/04).

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