‘AIDS in Africa’ tag out of date as progress differs: campaigners

A Kenyan woman prepares ribbons ahead of December 1st, the World Aids Day at Beacon of Hope centre in ...By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about "AIDS in Africa" as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday. In an analysis of the state of the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS, the advocacy group ONE said that while some African countries had reached a "tipping point" against the disease, others lag far behind. More than 35 million people worldwide are infected with HIV, which causes AIDS, and 25 million are in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet within Africa, rates of HIV and AIDS vary widely.

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