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January 24, 1986

The number of AIDS cases in Europe is increasing at a faster rate than in the United States, but the total remains far lower. The World Health Organization reported 1,573 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Europe as of Sept. 30, 1985--a 150% increase over 1984. France and West Germany led the list. In the United States, AIDS cases totaled 16,574 on Jan. 20, but the annual rate of increase has been only 100%.

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