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The New York Times > International > Africa > A Hollowed City | Plunge in Life Expectancy: Hut by Hut, AIDS Steals Life in a Southern Africa Town: “In Swaziland, a kingdom about the size of New Jersey with one million people tucked into South Africa’s northeast corner, two in five adults are infected with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Life expectancy now averages 34.4 years, the fourth lowest on earth. Fifteen years ago, it stood at 55. By 2010, experts predict, it will be 30”

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