South Africa faces uphill battle to reduce HIV infection rates among young women

May 10, 2016 9:24 AM

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CAPE TOWN South Africa recorded half of the 5,000 new infections a week among young women out of 14 southern and Eastern African countries, the health minister said on Tuesday.

"When it comes to the area of socio-behavioral interventions, it is an uphill battle, especially in the age group 15-24 year old girls and young women," Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told parliament.

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