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AFRICA: Sexual behaviour campaigns reaping rewards

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JOHANNESBURG, 8 May (PLUSNEWS) - More young Africans are delaying their sexual debut, taking fewer sex partners and using more condoms, according to UNAIDS executive director Peter Piot.

Piot told the African Union HIV/AIDS summit in Abuja, Nigeria, this was an indication that youth anti-AIDS campaigns were finally hitting home.

"We are seeing some serious behaviour change," he noted.

Piot attributed the progress to far higher foreign donations - mostly from the US and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - improved grassroots projects and a new openness about the pandemic.



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