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Government Investment, Behavior Change, Improved Health Care Access Contributing To Global Decline In New HIV Cases

Christian Science Monitor: HIV/AIDS: What’s behind the decline in new infections
“Global efforts in recent decades to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS — reported to have killed some 39 million people — appear to be having an effect. The number of newly infected individuals worldwide is down 38 percent since 2001. Increased government investment in prevention, broad public-information campaigns on healthy behavior, and improved access to health care all are credited with contributing to the decline…” (Qayyum, 1/12).

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