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U.N.: HIV Infections Hit Record High in 2003

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Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> The U.N.'s Peter Piot discusses how women are increasingly affected by AIDS.

Roughly 5 million people became infected with HIV in 2003, more than in any previous year. A United Nations study concludes that AIDS appears to be an increasingly global epidemic, currently spreading rapidly in Eastern Europe and Asia. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Dr. Peter Piot of the U.N. AIDS Program.



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