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'Sugar daddies major contributor to the spread of AIDS in Africa'

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2013 | 12:55 PM

A British study says government grants in South Africa are helping poor children resist the advances of older men, reducing the risk of getting HIV.

The Oxford University study found that girls from homes which received child support grants were two-thirds less likely to date older men for money.

Experts say young girls are up to three times more likely to become infected with HIV than boys in South Africa.

Local officials see sugar daddies as a major factor in the spread of AIDS.

South Africa has more people living with HIV than any other country.


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