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SOUTH AFRICA: Mandela calls on youth to safeguard against HIV infection

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JOHANNESBURG, 14 July (PLUSNEWS) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has urged young people to avoid HIV infection by delaying the onset of sexual activity.

Mandela told a gathering at his Johannesburg-based foundation, where he introduced four new ambassadors for his '46664 HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign', that AIDS was spreading because people had multiple sex partners.

The South African Press Association quoted him as saying, "People should, in fact, delay having sex until they are about 21 years old and then use contraceptives when they do."

Recent figures from the department of health indicated that more than six million people were living with the HI virus.



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