Indian Women Should Protect Themselves From HIV by Using Condoms, Official Says
July 17, 2007
Women living in India should protect themselves from HIV by using condoms because they "cannot trust men" to be "careful," Renuka Chowdhury, India's minister for women and child development, said on Monday at a meeting of the National Women Forum of the Indian Network for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to Chowdhury, the sexual behavior of many men in India is fueling the spread of HIV. Women "cannot trust men or [their] husbands, with apologies to the men present here," she said, adding, "If you believe that men will be careful, then you can forget about protecting yourself."
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