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Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS. / Wright, J.; Lubben, F.; Mkandawire, M.B.

In: Ajar-African journal of aids research, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007, p. 297-304.

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Wright, J, Lubben, F & Mkandawire, MB 2007, 'Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS', Ajar-African journal of aids research, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 297-304.

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Wright, J., Lubben, F., & Mkandawire, M. B. (2007). Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS. Ajar-African journal of aids research, 6(3), 297-304.

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Wright J, Lubben F, Mkandawire MB. Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS. Ajar-African journal of aids research. 2007;6(3):297-304.

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Wright, J. ; Lubben, F. ; Mkandawire, M.B. / Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS. In: Ajar-African journal of aids research. 2007 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 297-304.

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