HIV prevalence lower among muslims

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    It seems adherance to islamic values lowers the prevalence of HIV.

    http://www.heart-intl.net/HEART/120104/HIVandIslamHIVprevaleMuslims.pdf
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Well yeah I would agree with that. Sex outside marriage is termed as Zinah and also homosexual activity is so barred in Islam. So it could be one of the reasons for lower HIV infections in the Muslim world if it's true at all. It's also would apply to India as a whole where sex outside marriage till not a long time ago and still dominantly is considered a taboo a d reflected badly on ones character. Not that it does not happen and not that all Muslim men or women don't have sex outside marriage, but still it still is a dominant system even now. India may have large numbers in terms of absolute figures of HIV, but as a percentage of population it still is quite less.
     
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    Anil Sankar Regular Member

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    I thought Affrican countries have the highes HIV rate, and most of them are.........
     
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    Southern African countries have high HIV rates, and most of them are not Muslim
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Northern Africa only is muslim dominated. Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan. Most HIV cases are in central and southern africa. South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS.
     

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