Wouldn't mind betting that Cavidi is involved in this somehow. The tests aside, it shows the demand for a cheap proteese inhibitor like Narhex is developing.
Malawi unveils mass HIV testing: report
July 16, 2007 - 11:14PM
Health officials in Malawi were preparing to launch a massive HIV testing program to identify tens of thousands of
people unknowingly infected with the virus in the southern African nation.
Many of the estimated 14 per cent of Malawian adults who are HIV-positive do not know they are infected, jeopardising efforts to stop the spread of the HIV/AIDS
epidemic among sexually active teenagers and adults, the government has said.
Malawi hopes to administer voluntary HIV tests to 130,000 people this week, according to its health department, which estimated only one million of Malawi's six
million sexually active population knew their HIV status.
"This implies that the majority of Malawians do not know that they are carrying the virus because they have not gone for a test, a situation that poses a great
threat to prevention efforts," health authorities said in a statement, according to South Africa's SAPA news agency.
Malawi has already lost an estimated one million people to AIDS since the disease first surfaced in the 1980s, straining its tiny health-care system and devastating
agricultural production, the lifeblood of the local economy.
The impoverished nation continues to struggle to find enough money to put in place grassroots HIV-prevention efforts, especially in rural areas where HIV infection
rates are still rising, in contrast to the declines seen in cities.
Close to 30,000 newborns are infected every year because of the government's failure to prevent mother-to-child transmission, and only a fraction of those living
with HIV have access to life-saving anti-retroviral drugs, according to officials.
But AIDS activists have praised Malawi for its hands-on approach to fighting the disease, noting that it was one of the first nations in sub-Saharan Africa to
implement a regular national HIV testing program.
The current testing program costs about $US1.5 million ($A1.73 million).