South African Muslims Urged to Fight AIDS
October 27, 2009
The director of Positive Muslims, an organization that aims to support those living with HIV, is calling on South African Muslims to break the silence that often surrounds AIDS.
"Let me not be mistaken for promoting promiscuous behavior," Swart said. "What I'm saying here is condoms can be used by married couples who are HIV-positive so as to avoid re-infection, or if they are not sure of their statuses. While on the other hand, unmarried people who are sexually active, especially the youth, we advise you to abstain."
10.23.2009; Hassan Isilow
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