Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Drought-Related Hardship Raises HIV Risk, Study Finds

Could savings accounts reduce the spread of HIV? New research concludes buffering people from financial shocks may help keep them from resorting to risky behaviors that spread the virus. The researchers found higher rates of HIV among villages in sub-Saharan Africa that had experienced drought in the previous 10 years. They reported that people were apparently coping with the crisis by trading sex for support. But transactional sex raises the risk that they will become infected. The...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter