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September 29, 2010

AIDS treatment up in 2009; 2010 targets in doubt: WHO

Reuters: "A record 1.2 million people in low and middle income countries started antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDs in 2009, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, but targets set for 2010 are unlikely to be met. ...

"The report said eight low and middle income countries -- Botswana, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Guyana, Oman, Romania and Rwanda -- met the goal of giving treatment to at least 80 per cent of patients in need in 2009, well ahead of the end-2010 deadline agreed by world leaders in 2006."