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IPS Examines HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Youth, Adolescents in Africa

December 9, 2013

Inter Press Service examines HIV/AIDS among youth in Africa, writing, "This is the only group where AIDS-related deaths have increased" and "[t]he rise in AIDS-related deaths among youth shows that they are falling through the cracks of HIV programs mainly designed for adults or children." The article profiles Maureen Phiri, a young AIDS activist in Malawi, and includes comments from Gabriel Anabwani, executive director at the Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence in Gaborone, Botswana; Rick Olson, senior HIV prevention specialist for UNICEF in East and Southern Africa; Specioza Wandira-Kazibwe, the U.N. secretary general's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa; and Steven Allen, UNICEF's regional director for Central and East Africa (Schwikowski, 12/6).

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