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AIDS in Africa Among Women and Infants: A Human Rights Framework

By Lawrence O. Gostin


It is difficult to overestimate the devastation of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. In that region, 9 percent of all adults are HIV-infected. Africa will soon reach premature death rates not seen since the end of the nineteenth century. In eleven countries, a baby born in 2010 will live, on average, barely beyond his or her thirtieth birthday

Topics: Health Law and Policy, Human Rights Law
Publisher: Scholarship @ GEORGETOWN LAW
Year: 2002
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