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HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa: a positive future
  1. Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi1,2,3,
  2. Mohammad Hossein Soroush2,3,4
  1. 1 Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  2. 2 Immunology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  3. 3 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  4. 4 Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5165665931, Iran; hbannazadeh{at}tbzmed.ac.ir

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Today we have what it takes to break the AIDS epidemic globally. However, there are still many hurdles to overcome, which proves that AIDS is far more than a medical and biological disease. Especially, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region might be facing an overlooked threat. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS reported in 2012 that the overall prevalence of HIV among young adults was one …

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