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AIDS: How South Africa is beating the epidemic

AIDS turning point: South Africa is the worst-hit country in the worst-hit region of the epidemic. But the disease is no longer an acute emergency. The spread of infection has slowed sharply and those infected are living close-to-normal lives. Still, an exhausted nation deals with the aftereffects.

Africans mark significant progress on World AIDS day

Health authorities report that the continent has seen deaths from AIDS and new HIV infections on the decline in recent years, and the social stigma against those with the disease is lifting.