High Number of HIV Infections in Mozambique Concerns UNICEF
August 5, 2008
UNICEF is concerned by a high number of HIV cases in Mozambique stemming from unsafe sex practices, Executive Director Ann Veneman said recently at the end of her three-day visit to the country, the South African Press Association reports.
Sixteen percent of those ages 16 to 49 in Mozambique are thought to have HIV/AIDS, according to official figures. However, nongovernmental organizations and other independent health groups say HIV prevalence has increased recently because of high levels of poverty (South African Press Association, 8/3).
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