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' The prevalence of the virus in very young girls is a major dynamic in this epidemic," he said. "We now know the importance of working to reduce early experiences of risky sex among girls and young women." The researchers found that the younger a girl was in having her first sexual experience, the more likely she would be to contract the disease partly be-; cause of the belief among many ; sexually active men that young girls are "safe," and even the be-' lief that sex with a virgin can cure AIDS; ' ' The study focused on four . cities: Ndola, in central Zambia, where 31 percent of women were ' infected with the HIV virus that ! causes AIDS; Kisumu, in western Kenya, where 27 percent were ; infected; Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, with a 7 percent infection rate; and Cotonou, the capital of Benin, with a 3 percent ;rate. ' z "The rates among men were lower but followed a similar pat-tent ;The study, based on a random '. sampling of 1,000 men and 1,000 ; women in each town, found that ' in Kisumu, 27 percent of girls had ; had sex before age 15, compared ' with 5 percent in Cotonou. ' ; " IYpung girls think the older '. men can provide for them," said ; Anne;Buve, of the Institute of ; Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. The men think the young, are innocent, free of the ; virus and cheaper to keep than a mature woman. rmr.r.T. i.vi-i t itvi. K s 1 Broward, Palm Savings That'll Make You Smile You're holding big savings in your hands. Furniture. Vacations. Cars. Clothing. It's all on sale, every day in The Palm Beach Post. AUTOMATIC AH MM, SYSTEM 90a C- MM ,. .. ...are the SAME Room! , Because We Manufacture Our Own Furniture We BEA T Them All! , Visit our Showrooms: In West Palm Beach JupiterJuno Beach The Habitat Center, West P. 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Maina Kahinda, a former head of Kenya's AIDS control program, said Kenyan education authorities refused for years to acknowledge that school-age children were having sex. "From the study, we know many children have already had their sexual debut and we must go to the education sector and the children themselves and make the serious dangers of sex that is forced, coerced or bought with 'sugar-daddy' gifts, better-known," he said. Buve said the risk of HIV transmission was higher where men were not circumcised, making them prone to "genital ulceration" from sex diseases, a major transmitter of HIV. The study showed that 10 percent to 30 percent of men were circumcised in Kisumu and Ndola. Up to 97 percent of men were circumcised in the two cities with lower infection rates. Carael said the research did not touch on factors that led people to engage in risky sex iq the cities studied, "but if you want to change sexual behavior you have to tackle poverty, migration and the broad picture." In the four cities, the scale of poverty-driven prostitution was comparable, but more prostitutes generally reported using condoms in the low-incidence cities. Two-thirds of the 31 million people worldwide infected with the virus live in Africa. AIDS, which infects five Africans every two minutes, is seen as the main obstacle to growth and development in the largely impoverished continent. Obituaries with Pancho Villa as for his art deco sculptures that decorate the city of New Orleans, died Mon day at 98. More than 20 of his works grace New Orleans City Park, and his sculptures mark numerous neighborhoods throughout the city, as well as in Mexico. In his mid-90s, Mr. Alferez produced three major statues on display in New Orleans, an 18-foot Bronze of a woman playing the flute, a lute player and David with his slingshot. At age 12, Mr. Alferez began serving with Villa's revolutionary forces. He was featured in a PBS special, American Experience: The Hunt for Pancho Villa, as one of the last survivors of Villa s army. After the revolution, Mr. Al ferez came to America. He ar rived in New Orleans in 1929 to join Tulane University's expedition to Uxmal, Mexico, to reproduce the Quadrangle of the Nun nery for the 1933 World s Fair in Chicago. David Karp, novelist PnTSFIELD, Mass. David Karp, a novelist, screen and tele vision writer, has died at 77. He was one of a group of writers such as Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, Rod Serling and others, whose careers flourished during the "golden age" of tele vision writing in the 1950s. Until the 1970s, Mr. Karp was a frequent contributor to such dramatic series as The Untouchables. He was also the author of several television series and movies. He was an accomplished nov elist who published more than a half-dozen books. 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