HIV/AIDS awareness in Angola put at 80%

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - At least 79.9 percent of people living in Angola have heard about HIV/AIDS, though only 23 percent know enough about HIV/AIDS prevention, Angola's Press Agency (ANGOP) said Thursday.

The state-run news agency quoted a report released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) as showing thatat least 84 percent of women aged 15 to 49 years old and 86% of people aged 15 to 24 years are aware of the disease.

However, among people under 15 years old and above 49, the level of awareness is only 50-60%.

Overall, less number of women (77%) know about the disease than men (83%).
-0- PANA SEG 8Sept2011

08 september 2011 14:36:31




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