HIV Epidemic hits Austin, Indiana, no thanks to drug addicts’ discarded needles

April 4, 2015 3:05 AM

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Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) which gives rise to the dreaded acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) had pummeled the Sub-Saharan Africa for the past many years. The HIV/AIDS has been a major public health concern and one of the primary causes of deaths in countries in Africa.

The continent as a whole is home to about 15.2 percent of the world’s population and the Sub-Saharan Africa region is haven for an estimated 69% of all HIV carriers and 70% of all AIDS deaths in 2011.

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