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HIV/AIDS Remains ‘Urgent Threat’ In Africa

Inter Press Service/AllAfrica: Africa: Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for Aids Fight in Africa
“Though West Africa’s massive Ebola outbreak may be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole — a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week in their discussions of legislative and technological setbacks plaguing progress in fighting the epidemic. Despite the World Health Organization’s announcement Friday that Ebola is now an ‘international public health emergency,’ doctors, academics, and policymakers met Thursday at the Washington office of Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a health-policy non-profit, to discuss the similarly urgent threat posed by HIV/AIDS, the subject of last month’s 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia…” (Hotz, 8/9).