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Young Women Bear HIV Burden

The head of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, says young women and girls are disproportionally affected by HIV. Dr. Deborah Birx said seven thousand young women are infected each week with the AIDS virus – mostly in Africa. It’s been 34 years since HIV/AIDS was officially declared an epidemic. While much progress has been made in recent years through treatment and prevention, younger generations remain vulnerable to the virus. And there are a lot more young...

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