Thirteen representatives of the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) met in Taiwan to discuss ways to mitigate the spread of HIV, Taiwan Today reports. Members of the Taiwan Harm Reduction Society and the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attribute the country's success in managing HIV—the number of its HIV-positive citizens dropped from 21,930 in 1984 to 8,095 in 2011—to methadone treatment, public education and effective use of the media.

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