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ON THE LINE: The Global Fight Against AIDSi
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November 29, 2013 3:00 AM
According to the United Nations, the percentage of new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are decreasing in the world. But experts say in certain very large areas of the world these infections are still on the rise. Where are we today in this global fight against HIV / AIDS?

ON THE LINE: The Global Fight Against AIDS

Published November 28, 2013

According to the United Nations, the percentage of new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are decreasing in the world. But experts say in certain very large areas of the world these infections are still on the rise. Where are we today in this global fight against HIV / AIDS?

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