September 25, 2002

Counteracting superstition

Pregnant women in Malawi are now more willing to go for voluntary HIV counselling and testing. Previously, there have been problems because HIV/AIDS, and most other diseases, have been associated with witchcraft:

People in the villages have the misconception that most of these sicknesses are caused by witchcraft which is not the case. If only they could go for testing, they could live longer other than waste money on witchdoctors.

Thyolo women opt for voluntary HIV tests - The Nation, Spetember 25th 2002. (This link is incredibly slow)

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