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$25M for Harvard – Focus on prevention

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The fight against AIDS in Africa has received a $25 million boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Associated Press reported Nov. 14.

The money will support an AIDS prevention program in Nigeria, which will be run by School of Public Health at Harvard University. 

The program will profile the nature of HIV infection in Nigeria, then target prevention efforts to stop the spread of the disease. The school has managed a similar program in Senegal, where infection rates have stabilized at 2 percent.

Currently, the HIV/AIDS infection rate in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with 113 million people, is still well below the 25 to 30 percent infection level of some other African nations.

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