10 MILLION MORE PEOPLE ADVISED TO TAKE HIV DRUGS

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GENEVA: Nearly 10 million more people infected with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus now meet medical standards for receiving human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drugs, according to revised United Nations guidelines released on Sunday, which experts say could avert 6.5 million deaths or new infections by 2025. But achieving this goal will be a challenge, as it will add some $2 billion a year to the bill to fight the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged.

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