HIV/AIDS: Understanding the Global Epidemic

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  It is estimated that 35 million people around the world have the virus, which claimed 1.5 million lives in 2012. In 2014, as the world celebrates World Aids Day, the focus is on creating an AIDS-free generation within the next 15 years.
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