HIV/AIDS in Latin America

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Science  25 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5888, pp. 465
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162896

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Sixteen International Aids Conferences were held before the HIV/AIDS community looked to Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, next month, the world will pay long-overdue attention to this region when the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) is held in Mexico City. Given that so many in Latin America and the Caribbean have died from HIV/AIDS and have fought this disease with the same enthusiasm and passion as in any part of Africa and Asia, there seems no justification for this lack of attention.