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PEPFAR

AIDS, GLOBAL VILLAGE

Definition A programme kickstarted by none less than President George W Bush, which has supplied 5 million AIDS patients in developing countries with anti-retroviral drugs, protected 1 million infants from maternally transmitted HIV and tested 50 million individuals for HIV.

Death rates for HIV disease fell in PEPFAR supported countries from 9/1000 adults (1998) to 4/1000 adults (2008) 

Abbreviation for President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 

References Science 2013; 342:1466-67

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