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An agreement giving cheaper AIDS drugs to poor nations has been extended to cover up to 122 countries.

The deal, which was negotiated by the Clinton Foundation, set up by former US President Bill Clinton, builds on an agreement struck in October 2003 to provide cheap AIDS dugs to 16 countries in the Caribbean and Africa (see Clinton brokers deal on cut-price AIDS drugs).

Five manufacturers of generic drugs are involved in the deal, as well as five firms that make HIV/AIDS diagnostic tests.

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