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Caught this on the news today. South Africa is going to vaccinate young girls with the HPV vaccine. Link


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How great for these South African girls! Too bad we, in the US can't be as educated. When I went to the link, it opened up a video re dog breath, but over on the right in the list of videos, was the one on South Africa and the HPV problem. Great video!. Thanks, Don.


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Interesting that this happens in a country where just a few years ago the president believed that HIV wasn't the cause of AIDS. At least South Africa has decided to join the 21st century. Can't say the same about the U.S.


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