Seth Berkley, MD
Sub-Saharan Africa has less than 10% of the world's population but suffers a disproportionate amount of the world's problems. Unchecked population growth, poor economic development, periodic drought, and protracted civil unrest have led to environmental degradation and mounting external debt, which has resulted in a decade of mostly falling per-capita incomes. This in turn has led to worsening health status. As if these burdens were not enough for Africa, the pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has spread more extensively in Africa during the last decade than in any other region of the world. Almost 6 million persons are
Berkley S. HIV in Africa: What Is the Future?. Ann Intern Med. ;116:339–341. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-4-339_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(4):339-341.
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