The US Spent $1.4 Billion Telling Africa to Abstain From Sex: It Didn’t Work

May 23, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

The United States has spent $1.4 billion over the last decade on promoting abstinence in Africa as a way to slow the spread of HIV. It hasn’t helped, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs, and may be causing more harm than good.

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