New U.N. report scales back estimate of AIDS infections by about 6.3 million

  • Updated: November 19, 2007 - 10:59 PM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - The United Nations' top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to U.N. documents prepared for the announcement.

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