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Even though as many as 2.5 million people worldwide contract HIV every year'the vast majority infected through heterosexual sex'the World Health Organization is now saying the threat of a global, heterosexual AIDS pandemic no longer exists. The WHO now believes there will be no generalized HIV epidemic among heterosexuals outside of Africa and that expensive HIV prevention programs targeting straight men and women in places like Russia, China, and India are unnecessary. Instead, the agency says prevention funds should be directed toward such high-risk groups as sex workers, injection-drug users, and gay and bisexual men. 'You need to go where transmission is occurring,' WHO epidemiologist Kevin De Cock told London's The Independent. But isn't that everywhere?

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