Relatives held babies in a waiting room at the government hospital in Butha-Buthe, Lesotho, where more than 60 percent of the people admitted test positive for HIV/AIDS.

Dire situation, drastic measures

AIDS testing urged for all in ravaged nation

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / October 23, 2005

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BUTHA-BUTHE, Lesotho -- Some experts believe AIDS will bring Lesotho close to extinction as a functioning country. They insist the situation is so dire that this southern African country of nearly 2 million must take steps that no country has ever taken, and fast. (Full article: 1369 words)

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