AIDS Belt

AIDS Belt

A term used early in the AIDS epidemic, which referred to a group of tropical African nations with more than 1,000 cases of AIDS, where AIDS affected heterosexuals and was linked to increased sexual activity; the "belt" countries were: Burundi, Central African Republic, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, and Zambia.
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Here in Malawi, in the heart of the Sub-Saharan Aids belt, people greet such statements incredulously.
and Canada, including the Ontario Provincial Health Laboratories, and also included samples from the known African AIDS belt.
But here in the Sub-Saharan Aids belt, there are so many people who are affected.

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