UN: Little Progress In Reducing AIDS In Asia

15 December, 2013

Hello, and welcome to As It Is from VOA Learning English.
I'm Christopher Cruise in Washington.
Today on the program, we report the latest news in the difficult fight against a deadly disease.
First the bad news:
The United Nations says there has been little progress in reducing the number of AIDS cases in Asia...
"We have not seen a decline in new infections in our region in the last five years."
But there is good news as well:
A new study shows that reducing poverty can help protect teenage girls in South Africa from HIV/AIDS. 
"Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, teenage girls face a huge risk -- which is poverty. And many of them really struggle to pay for basic things in