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Mauritania: Breaking Taboos: Teaching Migrant Communities about HIV/AIDS Prevention in Mauritania

Source: Inter Press Service, International Organization for Migration Country: Mauritania
By International Organization for Migration NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Oct 17 2018 (IOM) - HIV/AIDS is still a taboo subject in many parts of the world. According to UNAIDS, 6.1 million people were living with HIV in West and Central Africa in 2017, and only 40 per cent had access to antiretroviral treatment. In the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a very conservative society, the topic is sometimes difficult to a

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