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New York Times Examines South Africa’s AIDS Response

The New York Times discusses South Africa’s AIDS response, including progress and challenges.

New York Times: AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril
“…[South Africa] has won high praise from world AIDS experts for its [AIDS] response … Though few Americans or even South Africans realize it, the nation owes much of its success to [PEPFAR]. It has poured more than $3 billion into South Africa, largely for training doctors, building clinics and laboratories, and buying drugs. Now that aid pipeline is drying up as the program shifts its limited budget to poorer countries, so the South African government must find hundreds of millions of dollars, even as its national caseload grows rapidly…” (McNeil, 8/25).

New York Times: Three Approaches to Beating the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa
“South Africa’s AIDS epidemic is at its worst in high-risk subgroups like gay men, prostitutes, truckers, prisoners, miners, and patients who don’t take their drugs regularly. To have any hope of beating the epidemic, it must focus on such groups, experts say. Many pilot projects to do that have been started with aid from the United States government program called PEPFAR. Here are some of them…” (McNeil, 8/25).

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