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Dominican Republic Receives AIDS Drugs Money from United States
  Miami Herald
Oct 5, 2004
The United States will give the Dominican Republic $28 million over the next three years to help the Caribbean country purchase HIV/AIDS medicines, President Leonel Fernandez said Monday. Around 228,000 of the Dominican Republic's 8.8 million population, or about 2.6 percent, are HIV-infected. Many of those infected do not get treatment due to the social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and the high cost of medicines. Fernandez said the US aid will help give HIV patients more access to treatment.
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