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    Some good news for a change....

    UN to Say It Overstated AIDS Cases.

    The United Nations on Monday radically lowered years of estimates of the number of people worldwide infected by the AIDS virus, revealing that the AIDS pandemic is waning for the first time since HIV was discovered 26 years ago.

    The revised figures, which were the result of much more sophisticated sampling techniques, indicate that the number of new infections peaked in 1998 and the number of deaths peaked in 2005.
    Dr. James Chin of the University of California at Berkeley, a former WHO AIDS expert who has been tracking the AIDS epidemic since it first emerged in California in the 1980s, has been arguing for years that the UNAIDS figures have been inflated. "It's getting closer to what it ought to be, but it's still high," he said. "It seemed to me that high-rise house of numbers had to crumble." Chin estimated the total number of cases worldwide at between 20 million to 30 million. UNAIDS has "been overemphasizing and exaggerating numbers in an effort to get more and more money," Chin said. "A lot of people say the ends justify the means. It's going to come back and bite you when the real numbers appear."

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