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Arab Region Has Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic In World

Inter Press Service: Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
“At a time when HIV rates have stabilized or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty, and lack of awareness due to social taboos. According to UNAIDS, an estimated 270,000 people were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2012…” (Alami, 9/1).

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