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About this Digest on AIDS

  1. Source for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Source for this Digest

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from
 "2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic: Executive summary", a report of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS (United Nation on Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome).

The Levels 1 & 2 were written by Marisa Fernandez in collaboration with the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by Dr Marisa Fernandez on 9th October 2006 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest was produced on 23th October 2006 by Dr Marisa Fernandez after review by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Peer review

The final draft of this Digest was produced in November 2006 by GreenFacts after peer review by 4 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form).

These reviewers included for instance:

  • Dr. Luigi Buonaguro - Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hunsmann - Director, Institute for Virology, University Hospital, Goettingen, Germany.
  • Dr. Guido Poli - Head, AIDS Immunopathogenesis Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano.

Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in November 2006.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board on 17 November 2006.

Press Release

22 Nov. 2006:
World AIDS Day 2006. Read the Press Release.

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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