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Firing of AIDS Policy Champion Seen as Setback

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Science  17 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5840, pp. 881
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5840.881

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA-- Last week's dismissal of South Africa's deputy health minister has angered HIV/AIDS treatment activists and exacerbated concerns among researchers and clinicians that the government's commitment to a new 5-year public health strategy on AIDS may be slipping.