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Angola May Cut Funding for HIV Prevention as Oil Prices Fall

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Angola may spend less than half the money it did in 2013 to fight HIV next year as declining oil prices reduce revenue and donors scale back funding to Africa’s second-largest producer of the commodity.

The southwest African country is budgeting $11 million to battle HIV infections next year, compared with $16 million for 2014 and $22 million in 2013, Antonio Rodrigues Coelho Neto, president of Rede Angolana das Organizacoes de Servicos de Sida, said yesterday by phone. The Luanda-based aid agency helps patients suffering from AIDS.