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Ethiopia: Wife Inheritance Said Spreading HIV/AIDS

February 2, 2001

A representative of the Women's Affair Bureau in Gambella, Ethiopia, recently said that the traditional practice of men inheriting their deceased relatives' wives has helped to spread HIV in the region. Bureau members recently held a regional seminar during which they discussed a government mandated cessation to the traditions of polygamy and wife inheritance tradition, citing them both as key factors in the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.


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Ethiopia: Wife Inheritance Said Spreading HIV/AIDS


Adapted from:
Africa News Service (www.africanews.org)
02/01/01


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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