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This year died of AIDS 500 thousand children

November 22 2005

About 40, 3 million HIV-infected, there are in the world today. Told reporters representative of the Joint UN Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) in Russia Bertil Lindblad.

In 2003 there were 37.5 million people. Only in 2005 there were 5 million new infections.

More than 3 million people died of AIDS in 2005, more than 500 thousand - children.

Russia has so far recorded 335 thousand 795 HIV-infected, but the actual number, according to the head of the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS Vadim Pokrovsky, about 1 million people. 90% of them - citizens aged 15 to 40 years. In Russia every day there are nearly 100 new cases of HIV infection, according to RBC

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