CNN Examines Program Encouraging Marriage Among HIV-Positive People in Nigeria
August 18, 2009
CNN examines a program in Nigeria that encourages people who are HIV-positive to marry each other in order to prevent the spread of the virus. The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, known as BACATMA, "offers to pay for the dowry, provide counseling and even employment within the agency. BACATMA officials hope that, by keeping HIV-positive couples together, they will keep AIDS from spreading to anyone not infected," CNN writes, adding that UNAIDS argues that these marriages do not prevent the spread of AIDS (Purefoy, 8/17).
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