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2007: a review of notable public health issues

Young people participate in HIV/AIDS prevention activities

HIV/AIDS estimates revised

More accurate data on global HIV rates - determined through more precise country-level assessments and improved methodology - were released in November. Figures show a leveling off of the percentage of people worldwide living with HIV and a drop in new infection rates. The new data also draws attention to hot spots: eight countries in Africa now account for almost one third of new infections and AIDS deaths globally.

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