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November 19, 2010

South Africa to Spend $88B Over 20 Years on HIV Prevention

South Africa-one of the countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic-is stepping up efforts to reduce HIV rates, The Associated Press (AP) reports.  Having spent $2 billion in 2009 on prevention, the South African government plans to spend $88 billion during the next 20 years. This is projected to reduce the annual HIV rate from 500,000 to 350,000. An international team of experts has proposed a more extensive strategy to cut the annual HIV rate to 200,000 at a cost of $102 billion. There are questions as to whether international donors will provide sufficient financial support for the strategy.

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