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AIDS crisis could fuel Africa famine - U.N.

Last Updated: 2004-10-12 12:35:06 -0400 (Reuters Health)

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Famine in Africa could worsen unless action is taken to tackle the continent's HIV/AIDS epidemic, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

"Unless urgent interventions are made, the epidemic could cause a steady fall in agricultural production which would fuel serious famine in African countries," said Peter Piot, executive director of the joint United Nations programme to fight HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), speaking in Ethiopia.

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