God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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POZ magazine: Most Malaysians With HIV/AIDS Are Muslims

About 72 percent of the 87,710 people with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia are Muslims, according to a study by the Malaysian AIDS Council and reported by Malay Mail Online.
As a result, the council plans to emphasize participation and awareness among Muslims during World AIDS Day, said Datuk Zaman Khan, vice president of the council.
According to the article, the council is also concerned about the high rate of HIV among women, which is now at 20 percent compared with 9.5 percent in 2000.
A report by the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on AIDS estimates that nine Malaysians contract the virus every day.

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HIV, Development and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa, about politics and whatever triggers my interest. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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