A Canadian government study found that Canuck teens know less about safe sex today than in 1989—and half of the country’s ninth-graders think AIDS is curable.
Britain, whose universal health care is open to new arrivals, may begin screening immigrants for HIV and barring those who test positive.
Brazil has authorized the importation of generic HIV meds for its free national AIDS program after price negotiations with the drugs’ patent-holders broke down.
Myanmar, which only recently admitted prostitution’s existence and let the national press use the word condom, now distributes condoms to sex workers.
Chinese health official Ma Shiwen was sentenced to 10 years in jail for “leaking state secrets”—giving activists documents on Henan province’s AIDS epidemic.
Life expectancy in Zimbabwe has plummeted to 33 years from 67.5 years since the epidemic’s onset, the UN reports.