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Health: HIV and AIDS: United States
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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) are serious health threats in the United States. Although there are no accurate statistics that distinguish the number of infected individuals among the different ethnic groups which together represent an estimated six million American Muslims, it is clear that the spread of STDs and AIDS is a serious and growing problem that is of concern to many Muslim community members. T…

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Kulwicki, Anahid Dervartanian, “Health: HIV and AIDS: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 October 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0172h>
First published online: 2009

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