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LIBERIA: Religious group launches door-to-door AIDS initiative


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JOHANNESBURG, 19 May (PLUSNEWS) - The Universal Evangelistic Ministries (UEM) in Liberia has launched a door-to-door HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to help curb the spread of the pandemic.

During the launch of the campaign in Gbangbah Town, outside the capital, Monrovia, UEM team leader Irene George decried practices of unsafe sex.

According to a local newspaper, The News, she also urged the youth to make full use of the UEM AIDS education programme if they wished to lead long and healthy lives.

Although HIV/AIDS data collection in the West African nation has been patchy as a result of the recently ended 14-year civil war, UNAIDS estimated the country's HIV prevalence rate at 5.9 percent by the end of 2003.

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