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HIV-positive Teens Demand More Support

Nompumelelo Simelane sees herself as an average teenager. She loves to cook, and spend time with her family and girlfriend. She also has HIV. The virus makes her a part of a growing demographic in Africa, where the United Nations says AIDS is now the top killer of teenagers. The 19-year-old Soweto resident — who was diagnosed with HIV at 13, and believes she was born with the virus — says adolescence and AIDS are a double whammy. But, she adds, people of her generation know more about...

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