TITLE

Asia Warned Of `AIDS Catastrophe'

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Aug2004, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
There could be 10mn new infections of AIDS a year by 2010, warns a new report from the Asian Development Bank and UNAIDS. According to Peter Piot, UNAIDS director, Asia is in the same position as Africa 15 years ago. The countries of the Asia Pacific are facing an AIDS catastrophe. The spread of the disease is also beginning to have an economic impact, with fears that many of the gains made across Asia in reducing poverty over the past 20 years could be lost. The disease cuts economic growth through lost income, lower productivity and increased medical costs.
ACCESSION #
13886757

 

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