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Health: HIV and AIDS: South and Southeast Asia
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Muslim women in South and Southeast Asia are becoming infected by HIV in increasing numbers, and are being affected disproportionately by the impact of the AIDS epidemic. In the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, South and Southeast Asia is the second most affected region in the world after Sub-Saharan Africa. More than seven million people in the region had been infected by the end of December 2003, more than one million of them in 2003 alone. This is an increa…

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Mahathir, Marina, “Health: HIV and AIDS: South and Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0172f>
First published online: 2009

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