UN: Asian Tsunami Has Raised AIDS Risk

“The devastating tsunami that struck Asia last year has left several countries that were already vulnerable to AIDS at even greater risk of the deadly disease, United Nations officials said on Monday.

One in four new infections occurs in Asia, home to more than half the world’s people, and 1,500 in the region die from the disease each day. Another 12 million could be infected over the next five years if prevention programmes are not stepped up.” [Full Story]

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