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AIDS in Africa: ravaging heterosexuals.

In central Africa, the AIDS epidemic is ravaging the general population.

Researchers who studied 1,458 women living in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, found an overall HIV-infection rate of 32 percent, according to a separate report in the Sept. 25 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Participants' ages ranged from 19 to 37. Single women proved at highest risk, although even married women and those in long-term, monogamous relationships had an infection rate of 20 percent.

Susan Allen of the University of California, San Francisco, directed the Rwanda study.
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