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New Estimates Scale Back Scope of HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Science  30 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5855, pp. 1360-1361
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5855.1360

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Two United Nations groups reported last week that since last year the estimated number of people infected with HIV worldwide and the annual number of new infections have both dropped. A large part of the steep decline, however, reflects the fact that numbers for previous years had been overestimated.