The rapidly changing face of HIV/AIDS reflects a collection of diverse
epidemics throughout the world that increasingly affects women and populations
in Asia and Eastern Europe.
In a recent report, released days before World AIDS Day on December
1, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health
Organization warned that the pandemic cannot be tamed without expanded prevention
programs and changes in social norms that currently deprive women of basic
rights in many developing countries (http://www.unaids.org/wad2004/report.html).
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