January 26, 2011
Fiji Establishes New HIV/AIDS Unit
Fiji has established an HIV/AIDS Unit within its National Occupational Health and Safety Workers Compensation Service, according to a Fijian government statement. A major goal of the unit is to decrease the number of new cases in two age groups, people ages 30 to 39 and people ages 40 to 49. These groups have been identified as the main contributors to the rising cases. Although low by global standards, the number of confirmed HIV cases went from four in 1989 to 333 in 2009. This is part of the Fijian government’s U.N. Millennium Development Goal to lower HIV/AIDS cases by 2015.
To read the statement, click here.
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