Africa leads fall in HIV infections

Sub-Saharan African nations whose populations have been hardest hit by Aids have made significant strides in tackling HIV, the incurable viral infection that causes Aids, according to a United Nations report. New infections have fallen by 25 per cent in some of the worst hit countries, the UN Aids programme (UNAids) report said on Friday.
“The data shows that countries with the largest epidemics in Africa – Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – are leading the drop in new HIV infections,” the UN programme said in a statement.

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