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HIV-positive mother and child. Health worker talking to a mother as her child sleeps in her arms. The mother and child are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. They are from the Gulu region of Uganda. AIDS is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in Africa, where it has killed millions, though the use of generic AIDS drug treatments has enabled many HIV-positive Africans to remain healthy.
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