AIDS Leading Cause Of Death For Women Worldwide

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According to a new study by the World Health Organization, AIDS is the leading cause of death and disease in women 15 to 44 around the world. Also upsetting: maternal mortality accounts for 15% of adult female deaths. [AP]

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DISCUSSION

Hey, silver lining: People who work in HIV/AIDS prevention probably don't have to worry about losing their jobs anytime soon.* In this economy, that's something to celebrate.

*Unless governments decide to cut funding, but we'll just pretend that won't/can't happen. #aids