In a significant advancement, about 42 percent of people in the developing world who are infected with the AIDS virus are now receiving  antiretroviral drugs, according to a report.

At the end of 2008, 2.9 million Africans were on the lifesaving therapy, up by more than one-third from the previous year. The report, prepared by the World Health Organization, depicts a glass that is nearly half full but was certifiably empty at the start of the decade.

(Continue reading Wash. Post Story in Tronto Star) 

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