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AIDS Helpline in Tanzania Logs 22,000 Inquiries in 7 Months

October 25, 2004

Toll-free helplines in Tanzania have logged more than 22,000 calls inquiring about HIV/AIDS information and counseling services, the Daily News reported Saturday. Thirty percent of the calls requested information on HIV transmission, 22 percent on AIDS testing, 11 percent on condom use and 6 percent on AIDS treatment. According to the Tanzania Youth Aware Trust Fund, 26 percent of the callers had undergone HIV testing. The fund said more than 47,000 questions have been recorded during the seven-month survey period, and more than 70 percent of the callers were ages 20-25.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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