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New Drugs, Investment In Education Can Help Prevent HIV Among Women In Africa

New York Times: Helping Women in Africa Avoid HIV
Editorial Board

“…The results of two major studies in Africa that were released Monday show that a new device could help protect women against HIV. It is a flexible ring a woman inserts into her vagina, where it slowly releases an antiretroviral drug. … Of course, new drugs and devices can only help so much. Poverty, a lack of education, … and social and cultural customs … all contribute to women’s high infection rates. Investing in educating and empowering women in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world must remain an important part of the fight against this disease” (2/26).

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