Obama administration allots $300 million to reduce HIV infection in sub-Sarahan Africa

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The Obama administration announced Saturday a $300 million program to help reduce HIV infections in girls and young women who live in sub-Saharan Africa, The Associated Press reports.

Officials are shooting for a 25 percent reduction among girls and women aged 15 to 24 by the end of 2016, and a 40 percent reduction a year later.

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