FROM THE ARCHIVE

Women now half of AIDS cases worldwide

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2002

About 42 million people worldwide are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, the United Nations and World Health Organization said on Tuesday, and nearly half of the cases are women.

The organizations released their annual report on HIV/AIDS. They said the disease has grown to affect more women in sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe.

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Women Make Up Half of HIV Cases (The Washington Post 11/27)
Women Catch Up to Men in Global H.I.V. Cases (The New York Times 11/27)
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Relevant Documents:
AIDS Epidemic Update (December 2002)

Relevant Links:
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS - http://www.unaids.org

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