US, Zambia To Partner With Tourism Companies To Fight HIV/AIDS

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U.S. and Zambian officials recently signed a statement of collaborationwith eight tourism companies to increase efforts to fight HIV/AIDS inZambia, Xinhua News Agency reports. Under the partnership, tourism companies in Livingstone, Zambia, will provide HIV/AIDS services with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. PEPFAR will encourage private companies in Livingstone to provide matching funds.

Thepartnership aims to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, to encourage peopleto be tested for HIV and to seek early treatment with antiretroviraldrugs. According to Xinhua News Agency, Zambia has received $340 million through PEPFAR since 2004 and will receive an additional $216 million this year (Xinhua News Agency, 11/11).

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