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HIV/AIDS

14 July 2010

Safer sex by Africa's young drives HIV rates down

Young people in Africa are leading a "revolution" in HIV prevention and driving down rates of the disease by having safer sex and fewer sexual partners, UNAIDS has said.

Young people in Africa are leading a "revolution" in HIV prevention and driving down rates of the disease by having safer sex and fewer sexual partners, the United Nations Aids programme said on Tuesday.

It called on governments worldwide to learn from this progress and provide comprehensive programmes for sexual health education, access to HIV testing and wide availability of prevention methods such as condoms.

5 million young people infected

 

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