Researcher: HIV decreasing under PEPFAR in AfricaJuly 20th, 2009 in Medicine & Health / HIV & AIDS
(AP) -- The president of the International AIDS Society says new research indicates the incidence of HIV is decreasing in African countries helped by George W. Bush's AIDS initiative.
Thousands of AIDS experts at an international AIDS conference cheered Sunday when Dr. Julio Montaner announced the result, saying it is from a yet-to-be published analysis of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, called PEPFAR.
Bush's pet project is credited with saving millions of lives. It focused on the worst-hit African countries.
He gave no details and it was not immediately possible to get comment from other experts.
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