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Health: HIV and AIDS: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa suffers the heaviest concentration of HIV/AIDS in the world, and the women of the region form the most severely affected demographic group because of deep and interactive structural conditions including poverty and denial of human rights. Many of the countries in this heavily affected region have significant Muslim populations. Although …

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Siplon, Patricia, “Health: HIV and AIDS: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0172g>
First published online: 2009

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