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					L E T T E RST O T E M E N T R S PRESS TA PARTNE Swine influenza A/H1N1 (“Swine Flu”)

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Geneva, 27 April 2009 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the global response to the confirmed human cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 and is monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic related to this situation. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is working closely with it’s cosponsor WHO to evaluate the risks the H1N1 virus may pose to people living with HIV and will provide guidance as more information becomes available For the latest information from WHO on swine influenza, visit http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html. This page is being updated daily at 16h00 Central European Time (CET).

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Contact: Sophie Barton-Knott | tel. +41 22 791 1697 | bartonknotts@unaids.org
UNAIDS is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations, bringing together the efforts and resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response. The Secretariat headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland—with staff on the ground in more than 80 countries. The Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Contributing to achieving global commitments to universal access to comprehensive interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support is the number one priority for UNAIDS. Visit the UNAIDS website at www.unaids.org


				
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