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Grim future for Africa without AIDS funding

Nearly 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the next 20 years, BBC News reports. The story grew out of a U.N. report compiled over two years using more than 150 experts. Some 25 million Africans now have HIV, which causes AIDS.

The U.N. recommends a committed campaign and investment of dollars against HIV/AIDS. If millions of Africans are still being infected by 2025, it won't be because "there was no choice" but because "collectively there was insufficient political will to change behavior at all levels," the U.N. says.



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