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Malawi: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 927-929
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.927

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BARCELONA-- Although some progress was reported at the international AIDS conference held here last month, one country's efforts to secure help in tackling its AIDS epidemic indicates the gulf between needs and the resources available to meet them. After repeated interactions with donor organizations and the newly established Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Malawi, a country in which 16% of the adult population is infected with HIV, was forced to whittle down an ambitious plan to one that will barely make a dent in its problems.