Myanmar: The Collaboration That Almost Was

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Science  19 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5640, pp. 1654
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5640.1654

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YANGON, MYANMAR (RANGOON, BURMA)-- In 2002, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was set to embark on a collaboration to tackle HIV/AIDS in this badly ailing and politically shunned nation. Then CDC's parent organization, the Department of Health and Human Services, pulled the plug. This story is part of a series on HIV/AIDS in Asia; the stories in this initial installment focus on Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.