August 11, 2003

Senegal Breathes Hope In AIDS Fight

Senegal's aggressive AIDS strategy saves thousands from infection

Senegal deserves some credit.

This impoverished nation of 10 million people on Africa's west coast has shown how AIDS can be held at bay in places where the disease is a persistent, voracious killer. In 12 other African countries, more than 10 percent of people ages 15 to 49 are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In Senegal, the infection rate has never risen above 2 percent; its prevention efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives. >>>

I was just thinking about Senegal. I visited (Never go with a tour group! NEVER!) during my senior year of college and was surprised to hear that a largely Muslim country had students and 30-somethings that talked openly about using condoms and having committed, single spouse/lover relationships. I'm hoping to return some time soon. *fingers crossed*

Posted by ronn at August 11, 2003 03:15 PM


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Tracked on August 13, 2003 07:57 AM

Well I am doing a report on Senegal for my geography class in middle school. I think that it is really good that the infection rate in Senegal has never been that high but I still wish that we could help educate other people that live there to be smart and safe before it is too late!!!! Posted by: signa on April 18, 2004 07:28 PM