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SOUTH AFRICA: Additional US millions for AIDS


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JOHANNESBURG, 7 July (PLUSNEWS) - The fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa is expected to be strengthened through new funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

According to a US embassy statement, South Africa has received approximately US $30 million in additional assistance to complete its $70 million allocation for 2004 under the AIDS relief plan.

PEPFAR represents America's unprecedented five year, $15 billion commitment to fight HIV/AIDS globally.

In South Africa the plan supports the government's comprehensive programme to provide anti-AIDS treatment for more than 53,000 people, as well as prevention, palliative care, and support to orphans and vulnerable children.


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Information in this article was accurate in July 7, 2004. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.