World AIDS Day -- December 1, 2009

November 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/27/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 46, p1291
The article describes the status of the spread of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic worldwide. It reports that there is an estimated 16.5 million women worldwide affected with HIV infection in 2008. Moreover, there are 4 million persons in low- and middle-income countries were undergoing antiretroviral therapy. It is noted that the theme of the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2009 is Universal Access and Human Rights.


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