Nepal Village Women Mail Condoms for Husbands Working Abroad
November 12, 2007
Women in Nepal's Pang village are taking a two-prong approach to protect their families against HIV. In addition to writing their husbands working overseas and asking them not to have sex with other women, the wives are also mailing condoms to the men in case they do have sex. Social workers have been counseling women in the remote community about STDs for the past two years, reported the Kantipur newspaper. "As I learned that unsafe relations make a person vulnerable to HIV, I sent a condom along with the letters to my husband," the paper quoted one local woman as saying. Some 3 million Nepalese have gone abroad in search of work to support their families back home.
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.