WHO AIDS DECREASE – AFRICA, CARIBBEAN

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE LATEST World Health Organisation (WHO) figures on HIV/AIDS indicate some heavily afflicted countries are seeing infection rates fall. Kenya and Zimbabwe are among those with declining infections: amongst all adults in Kenya, from 10% in the late 1990s to 7% in 2003; and among pregnant women in Zimbabwe falling, from 26% in 2003 to 21% in 2004. The WHO said "increased use of condoms, delay of first sexual experience and fewer sexual partners" have helped fuel declines. *http://www.unaids.org/Epi2005/doc/report.html

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