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Stephen Lewis, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, said that the world could face "carnage" because of a lack of money and global commitment to find a vaccine for AIDS.

I don't think the world yet realizes the carnage that is to come. I don't think the world yet realizes the full, incomparable horror of AIDS, and its inexorable spread around the planet.

Lewis said the quest for a vaccine received US$640 million in funding in 2004, about half of the amount that should be dedicated to the research.

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