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In Mali, HIV is transmitted mainly through sexual contact, and about 1.5 percent of Mali’s population of 13 million is infected. The stigma surrounding AIDS is still strong, but a tradition of polygamous marriage adds to the challenge of preventing transmission.
Yet efforts to prevent and treat AIDS have expanded rapidly, and health centers are now able to provide free testing and treatment throughout the country.
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