HIV arranged marriages

>> BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigeria arranges ‘HIV marriages’

According to this BBC article:

HIV-positive couples are being paired up for marriage by a northern Nigerian state in an attempt to reduce the spread of the disease.

But international Aids experts have voiced concern at the plan.

Warren Naamara from UNAids said the two people could have different strains of the virus, which could interact. He said the couples should use condoms.

Around 70 couples have been matched up in the last few weeks, Bauchi state authorities told the BBC.

It’s kind of hard to know what to say about this. I can see the reasoning behind it, in a sense, yet there’s so much that could go wrong. . . .

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~ by h.e.g. on September 5, 2008.

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