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New HIV Carriers In Asia Could Reach 8 Million By 2020

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A United Nation report warns that new HIV carriers in Asia could reach 8 million by 2020. Released on March 26, the report also urges the governments in the area to increase funding to fight HIV/AIDs. The UN also points out that if the governments' funds the program by $0.3 per person, the amount will be sufficient to prevent the virus from spreading. In Asia, five million people have been infected with HIV/AIDs and 300,000 died last year. According to 2005 data, India is estimated to have the most HIV carriers, with 5.7 million infected, while China has 650,000 and Japan 17,000. (Click here for more-Japanese language



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