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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Is parasitic disease why African women are vulnerable to HIV?

Women collect water from a stream in Ndwedwe, KwaZulu/Natal Province, South Africa. A team of Norwegian gynecologists believes that African women are more vulnerable to HIV because of an undiagnosed parasitic disease caused by worms picked up in infested river water.