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World AIDs day: what you didn’t know about the spread of HIV/Aids

New facts about the spread of the disease are emerging all the time

By Josh Lowe  

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1, colored green, budding from a cultured lymphocyte. © C. Goldsmith Content Providers: CDC/ C. Goldsmith, P. Feorino, E. L. Palmer, W. R. McManus

It’s world Aids day today, which aims both to raise global awareness, and to challenge outdated stereotypes about the disease and the HIV virus which causes it HIV globally affects about 34m people. 

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