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Outcry at Tanzanian HIV beating

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

  1. Kibunango

    Kibunango JF-Expert Member

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    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

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    Very sad indeed!
    What was the man running from?
    Is he HIV positive?