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How Many HIV-Positive People Does It Take to Create an Epidemic in Tuvalu?

Tuvalu, the picturesque South Pacific island nation best known for the domain name .tv, has 11 HIV-positive citizens, according to UNICEF. With a full-time population of just 9,000 people, that means 1.2 0.12 percent of the entire country has HIV, putting it on “the verge of reaching a general epidemic amongst its population,” a la Papua New Guinea. So: HIV and raising coastlines are pretty big problems these days. [AAP]