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Gay Rights Way to Fight AIDS in Malawi -- Official

September 18, 2009

Recognizing the rights of Malawi's gay population is essential if the spread of HIV is to be checked, the president's secretary for nutrition and HIV/AIDS said Tuesday. "There is a need to incorporate a human rights approach in the delivery of HIV and AIDS services to such risk groups like men who have sexual intercourse with men," Mary Shawa said at the opening of a two-day AIDS conference in Lilongwe. While prevention campaigns are credited with lowering overall HIV prevalence from 14 percent to 12 percent, the Center for the Development of People, which serves the gay community, estimates that 25 percent of Malawi's homosexuals are HIV-positive.

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Adapted from:
Reuters
09.15.2009; Mabvuto Banda


  
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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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