Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Outcry at Tanzanian HIV beating

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by Kibunango, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Kibunango

    Kibunango JF-Expert Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Joined: Aug 29, 2006
    Messages: 7,554
    Likes Received: 120
    Trophy Points: 160
    There has been an outcry in Tanzania over a woman who was badly injured by her husband after she took an HIV test which is being encouraged nationwide.
    Tumaini Mbogela said her husband beat her when she returned from a voluntary counselling centre in the town of Makete where she took the HIV test.

    Rights activists say the attack was "uncalled for" and women do not need permission to check their HIV status.

    Half of the 1.6m Tanzanians living with HIV are women, recent figures show.

    Reports from Makete say the husband is on the run from the police.

    Relatives claim that he is mentally confused after the realising that the law-enforcers were looking for him.

  2. Idimi

    Idimi JF-Expert Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Messages: 8,369
    Likes Received: 641
    Trophy Points: 280
    Very sad indeed!
    What was the man running from?
    Is he HIV positive?