GENEVA (AP) -- More than 36 million people worldwide will be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, by the end of this year, including an estimated 5.3 million new cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.
The biggest impact of the disease was in Africa again, according to figures released by the U.N. health agency. Globally it estimates that 3 million people will die from AIDS in 2000, 80 percent of them in Africa.
WHO estimates there are 5.8 million people living with HIV or AIDS in south and southeast Asia, and 1.4 million in Latin America.
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