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On an empty stomach

As church agencies struggle to cope with a rise in food prices in the Horn of Africa, a new problem has emerged: treating HIV.

If they haven't eaten, those taking anti-viral medications on an empty stomach can feel side effects ranging from gastric pain to nausea.

At the end of last year, the cost of rice in Kenya had doubled from about 50 cents for 2.2 pounds to $1.35, causing many poor families to skip meals.


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