Published in AIDS Weekly, September 13th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal AIDS Education and Prevention, "Myanmar has a diverse population, 70% of whom reside in rural areas. These factors, along with limited resources, create a challenge for monitoring and controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic."
"The first HIV-infected individual was identified in 1988, and the first AIDS case was reported in 1991. The National AIDS Control Program and the National AIDS Committee were established in 1989. Sentinel surveillance was begun in 1992," M. Thwe and colleagues wrote.
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