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Activists protest denial of condoms to Africa’s high-risk groups

 IPS 07 April 2019

Restrictions blocking the distribution condoms in African prisons and schools have set off a heated debate, rendering the fight against HIV/AIDS a challenge ahead of this year's U.N. deadline for nations to halt its spread. South Africa and Namibia may be the only two out of Africa’s 54 countries that have adopted HIV/AIDS preventive measures in schools and jails. Although other African governments admit there are sexual activities going on in schools and prisons, they remain hesitant to allow condom distribution in them. IPS speaks to a student and prisoner in Zimbabwe who have both been persecuted for using condoms. (1173 Words) - By Jeffrey Moyo

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A nurse (L) hands out a red ribbon to a woman, to mark World Aids Day. Restrictions blocking the distribution condoms in African prisons and schools have set off a heated debate, rendering the fight against HIV/AIDS a challenge ahead of this year's U.N. deadline for nations to halt its spread.Credit: REUTERS/Nacho Doce

IPS_Activists protest denial of condoms to Africa’s high-risk groups

Distributing condoms in prisons and schools has set off a heated debate, rendering the fight against HIV/AIDS a challenge ahead of this year's U.N. deadline for nations to halt its spread.Photo: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS


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