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UNITED NATIONS
A Battle Plan for the Fight Against AIDS
After listening to three days of calls for greater efforts to tackle the AIDS pandemic, more than 180 delegates at a special U.N. General Assembly meeting approved an ambitious Declaration of Commitment. The document, which identifies AIDS as a global political, human-rights and economic threat, committed countries to reduce HIV infection by 25% among young men and women by 2005. Countries will also have to increase access to condoms, expand aids testing and provide sterile equipment for drugs users. Twenty million people have died since the disease was...

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