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U.N. Reports Rise in African AIDS Cases

The United Nations says new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are continuing to rise in Africa. Although the impact of the disease has leveled off in some countries, southern Africa continues to be the center of the pandemic. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports from the region on how HIV/AIDS affects Africa's families and economies.

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Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.