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Drought, Financial Instability May Play Role In Increased Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Says

VOA News: Drought-Related Hardship Raises HIV Risk, Study Finds
“…New research concludes buffering people from financial shocks may help keep them from resorting to risky behaviors that spread the virus. … The study says measures such as better access to savings accounts and credit, weather-indexed crop insurance, and more drought-tolerant crops could cushion the blow from money troubles, and ultimately curtail the spread of HIV…” (Baragona, 6/20).

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