Author: Matt Wotus

Matt is from Cary, North Carolina and a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majors in Journalism with a reporting specialization and minors in Anthropology. He has written for a nonpartisan political magazine on campus for the past two years.

HARARE, Zimbabwe – New prevention and treatment programs are accelerating the response to the HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, one of the world’s hardest-hit nations. While the peak of the epidemic occurred in the late 1990s, the African nation remains one of the countries with the most cases of people affected by the virus today. However, action is being accelerated to help the between 1.3 and 1.4 million people with HIV as of 2013—a prevalence of approximately 15%. The Zimbabwean government is taking measures with the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030 and discontinuing AIDS as a public health threat.…

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