The Battle Against Diseased ‘Sugar Daddies’ in Botswana
They don’t age well. Many teenage girls in Botswana see stable, financially successful older men as a safer sexual choice — but their HIV rates are counterintuitively astronomical. Noam Angrist, a data-obsessed 25-year-old MIT grad, is trying to change the country’s perception of stability with his education NGO “Young 1ove.” It uses hip young locals to spread the word amid a hodgepodge of HIV-awareness campaigns. Its effectiveness is being studied — as plans are advancing for an expansion into AIDS-wracked Zimbabwe and South Africa.