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Burma's Funding for HIV Treatments Dangerously Low

The French medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says cuts in international aid for treating HIV and tuberculosis are putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in Burma.

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Myanmar orphans infected with the HIV virus are seen together with a caregiver (2nd L), a retire nurse, at a care center for the Happy Heaven Humanitarian Project in Thalyin, near Yangon, File January 24, 2006, (AFP).
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Myanmar orphans infected with the HIV virus are seen together with a caregiver (2nd L), a retire nurse, at a care center for the Happy Heaven Humanitarian Project in Thalyin, near Yangon, File January 24, 2006, (AFP).

Burmese Ma Moe, who is infected with HIV, breaks into tears as she recalls how her husband died of AIDS. AIDS in Asia, has steadily worsened out of the spotlight, File June 9, 2009. (AP)
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Burmese Ma Moe, who is infected with HIV, breaks into tears as she recalls how her husband died of AIDS. AIDS in Asia, has steadily worsened out of the spotlight, File June 9, 2009. (AP)

US coordinator for policy on Myanmar, Derek Mitchell (top C-blue shirt), meets with HIV positive patients during a visit to a private HIV/AIDS patients care center on the outskirts of Yangon, File September 11, 2011. (AFP)
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US coordinator for policy on Myanmar, Derek Mitchell (top C-blue shirt), meets with HIV positive patients during a visit to a private HIV/AIDS patients care center on the outskirts of Yangon, File September 11, 2011. (AFP)

A HIV-positive patient rests at a HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, February 18, 2012. (Reuters)
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A HIV-positive patient rests at a HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, February 18, 2012. (Reuters)

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