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24 June 2013

Rubber tree helps fight HIV

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Need a condom but can’t get to a clinic for one before a sexual encounter? Why not pluck one from a tree?

Because men in rural areas can seldom afford to travel to clinics regularly enough to get a steady supply of condoms, an NGO has started distributing them from cans hung on trees.

The NGO S’khokho Community Health is based in rural KwaZulu-Natal, an area with an extremely high prevalence of HIV infection.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)