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July 7, 2010

Study: Poverty May Not Predict HIV Rates in Africa

Neither wealth nor poverty is a reliable predictor of HIV rates in African countries, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and reported by PlusNews. The notion that poverty fuels HIV epidemics has been a longstanding argument, but researchers say the reality is more complex. For example, wealthier African countries such as Botswana and South Africa have some of the highest HIV rates. Researchers say their findings have implications for one-size-fits-all HIV prevention campaigns.

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