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Some 6,000 new AIDS cases

Some 6,000 new cases of AIDS have been registered in Cote d'Ivoire this year, bringing to 46,000 the total number of known cases, the state owned newspaper, `Fraternite Matin' reported on Tuesday quoting AIDS organisations.

The number of HIV positive people has risen to 850,000, the daily
reported. According to Dr Coulibaly Issa Malick, executive director of a national initiative to fight AIDS, in 10 years four times as many women as men have been infected and at a younger age.

The figures were announced on the eve of World AIDS Day.

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