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Saturday, December 6

No return

The Nation Newspaper: "MORE THAN 800 people living with HIV have not returned for treatment after being diagnosed with the disease.

Dr Anton Best, senior medical officer in the Ministry of Health in the HIV/AIDS programme revealed the statistics from the Barbados HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2007 on Friday at their headquarters on Jemmotts Road, St Michael.

He noted that out of 2 029 people who had been diagnosed with HIV, [these figures are from 1984 to as recently as December 2007], only 1 175 were receiving treatment from the Ladymeade Reference Unit (LRU), the island's lone facility that treats the disease."

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