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Study: Verbal Warnings Helped Curb AIDS in Uganda

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Study: Verbal Warnings Helped Curb AIDS in Uganda

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Study: Verbal Warnings Helped Curb AIDS in Uganda

Study: Verbal Warnings Helped Curb AIDS in Uganda

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A study in the journal Science suggests word-of-mouth warnings about AIDS played a major role in helping Uganda reduce the spread of the disease by 80 percent. According to the study, the biggest factor in slowing AIDS wasn't condom use, but a drop in the number of Ugandans engaging in high-risk sex. NPR's Brenda Wilson reports.