Published in AIDS Weekly, December 24th, 2001
An estimated 2.7 million - or more than 4% - of Ethiopia's 62.7 million people are believed to be infected with the virus, one of the highest rates in the world. At a news conference December 3, 2001, leaders of the three parties said the HIV virus that causes AIDS is spreading at an alarming rate, particularly among the 15-24 year old age group.
"Making speeches on AIDS Day is not enough,'' said Dr. Beyene Petos, chairman of the Southern Ethiopian Peoples'...
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