HIV 2 and Malawi
- "Malawi Records No HIV-2 Cases"
PANA Wire Service (08/25/99); Tenthani, Raphael
AIDS experts in Malawi report that no one in the country has been
diagnosed with HIV-2, the predominant HIV strain in West Africa.
In contrast, Mozambique, one of Malawi's neighbors, has recorded
many cases of HIV-2. Roy Hauya, the deputy director of Malawi's
National AIDS Control Program, noted: "We live almost together
with our Mozambican neighbors, others (over a million in number)
have been here for years as refugees, but we do not have HIV-2
while they have."
Elizabeth Bell MPH
Behavioral Interventions and Research Branch
Division of STD Prevention
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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planned to be the final push to eradicate polio in India by the end of 2000.