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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA FOUND WITH MAJORITY OF HIV CASES

About 33 million people around the world are infected with HIV, two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa, according to estimates in a U.N. report released Tuesday.

The report also estimated that there would be 2 million AIDS deaths in the region by the end of this year, four times the total for the rest of the world.

"In Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, current estimates show that between 20 percent and 25 percent of people aged 15-49 are living with HIV or AIDS," said the report released Tuesday by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and the World Health Organization.

Nearly 6 million more people will be infected this year, two-thirds of the cases in Africa, according to the report.

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