Today seems to be the day for dropping numbers, first it was Iraqi Violence Counts and now its AIDS numbers. I dont think it is that big a number to significantly impact public policy, funding or strategy, but on a much more granular level, one needs to check out where the discrepancy is arising from and why. I understand the challenges of data collection in countries in Africa and Asia but this is expensive business and needs good data, to have a variance of 17% is not good as it can be.
All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!