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Rape & HIV

Bishop Johannes Ramashapa, executive director of Lutheran Churches in South Africa, expressed concern over reports that anger among rape victims could be a factor in the spread of HIV. Leaders attending a church-related AIDS conference in Nairobi said their churches aren't doing enough about HIV/AIDS and expressed regret that rape is increasingly used as a weapon of war in Africa. "Women are saying, 'I am not going to die alone. I will teach men a lesson,' " Ramashapa said.


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