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Tuesday, 4 July, 2000, 17:39 GMT 18:39 UK
Is Africa making any progress against AIDS?

With a big international AIDS conference opening in Durban, South Africa at the weekend, the spotlight is shining once again on the killer disease.

Rich countries have made great leaps in the battle against HIV and AIDS, largely through the use of highly expensive drugs.

However, most Africans cannot afford them, even though 80% of HIV-positive people live in sub-Saharan Africa. What can Africa do in the face of this situation? Is there any hope?

A selection of your emails will be broadcast on Focus on Africa during the 1705 edition on Saturday

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