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Education Slowing AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
March 22, 2009
Increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa may be lowering new HIV infections among younger adults, according to sociologists, suggesting a shift in a decades-long trend where formal education is considered an AIDS risk factor.
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