Climate Shocks Increase Risk Of HIV Among Adolescent Girls In Lesotho, Threaten Progress On HIV Treatment, Prevention, Researchers Say
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate shocks threaten gains against HIV in Africa, researchers say
“Teenage girls growing up in areas hit by harsh drought and other climate shocks in Lesotho are more likely to drop out of school, start having sex earlier, and contract HIV, researchers said. … Such findings mean climate shocks — which can bring displacement, loss of income, and other problems — threaten to undermine progress made in HIV treatment, said Andrea Low, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at Columbia University…” (Lazareva, 1/31).
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