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African Men More Likely Than Women To Die From AIDS-Related Causes, Researchers Say, Calling For Efforts To Change Gender Norms

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Men’s self-image puts them in danger of dying from AIDS, research shows
“Men’s self-image as strong, sexually active risk-takers means they are more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than are women, experts said on Wednesday, calling for more HIV workplace testing to reach men and greater efforts to change gender norms. Although six out of 10 Africans with HIV are women, men are 25 percent more likely to die from the disease, according to research by the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa…” (Migiro, 12/9).

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