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Alarming AIDS figure as government launches drug plan
Saturday 12 March 2005
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ETHIOPIA: Alarming AIDS figure as government launches drug plan

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JOHANNESBURG, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - Ethiopia's Ministry of Health said earlier this week that HIV/AIDS had claimed the lives of an estimated 90,000 adults and 25,000 children in 2004.

The figures were released during the government's launch of its new three-year treatment plan that will include the provision of free antiretrovirals to 320,000 HIV-positive people.

According to a local newspaper, The Daily Monitor, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the government had already completed necessary preparations, and remained committed to countering the pandemic.



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Free HIV drugs distribution to be undertaken by government,  10/Dec/04
Prime minister's wife takes public HIV test,  1/Dec/04
Musicians join politicians to fight HIV/AIDS,  18/Nov/04
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