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Access to life-extending HIV/AIDS drugs in developing countries has improved during the past three years, but new infections still dramatically outpace efforts to bring treatment to patients.

Three years ago, fewer than 300,000 people in the developing world were receiving the anti-retroviral drugs that help treat the virus. Last year, 2.2 million people in developing countries received the drugs, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

"However, for every one person that you put in therapy, six new people get infected. So we're losing that game, the numbers game," Fauci told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

"Although we are making major improvements in the access to drugs, clearly prevention must be addressed in a very forceful way," he added.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/23/AR2007072300179.html?hpid=sec-health&sub=AR
 
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