Saturday, January 26, 2008

AIDS, Arabs, and Adultery

Eight out of 10 women with HIV in the Arab world have contracted the disease from their husbands, a UN expert said...urging religious leaders to help rise prevention awareness.

"There is a wrong perception in our societies that HIV/Aids infection is a result of adultery and victims are discriminated accordingly. On the contrary, figures available with UNAIDS show that 80 per cent of women in the Arab world have been transmitted the disease by their husbands," Dr Al Zenari told Gulf News. "Women whose husbands have died of Aids are in most cases rejected by their own families," he said.


Um, if the majority of infected women contract the disease from their husbands, isn't the perception that HIV/Aids infection is a result of adultery--male adultery, that is-- correct? Assuming, of course, that reality applies equally to people.

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At 10:46 PM, Blogger moonwatcher said...

They mean female adultery, I guess, which for some reason is a greater crime in Arab countries than male adultery.

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger ema said...

moonwatcher,

I'm sure that's what they mean. I was just trying to point out the hypocrisy.

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Lioness said...

"Assuming, of course, that reality applies equally to people."

This made me laugh. Amidst the tears,that is.

 

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