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Support helps US women cope with HIV

Cheap drugs not enough for battling disease that is a leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25-34.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2013 09:48
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Women make up one in every five new cases of HIV in the US. The disease is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25-34.

Cheap and effective drugs have made it possible for many to survive longer than they would have even a decade ago.

In the last part of Al Jazeera's series looking at HIV and AIDS, Tom Ackerman reports from Washington DC on how a supportive community can also help sufferers.

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