LONDON: From Africa to Russia, from Peru to China, mining companies face a problem: The workers who haul up the earths riches are coming down with AIDS, and it is hampering operations at a time of booming demand for minerals.
“The epidemic is extremely severe, it’s worse than any of us admit to, there are a lot of undiagnosed cases that dont get reported,” Brian Brink, medical senior vice president at Anglo Americans South Africa operations, said.
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