Archive for November 27th, 2008

HIV Test Before Nigerian Marriage

The increasing cases of HIV infection in Africa has prompted some Christians in Nigeria to require HIV test results before getting married.  The practice aims to prevent the spread of HIV, rather than punish those living with the virus.  This rule is being spearheaded by the country’s Baptist church, with Daniel Gbadero of the Baptist Awareness against AID Programmed as its chief proponent. Couples wanting to get married would take an HIV test about nine months to a year before their wedding.  I…