It Is Illegal For Churches & Mosques To Make HIV Test Mandatory Before Marriage In Ekiti- Doherty

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According to Vanguard, it is now an offence in Ekiti State
for places of worship like churches and mosques to compel prospective couples
to take mandatory HIV/AIDS tests before joining them in marriage.
It is equally an offence to expose results of such tests to
other parties before the person tested knows his or her status.
Project Manager of Ekiti State Action Committee on AIDS Dr
Charles Olusegun Doherty made this known in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday during the
commemoration of year 2014 Worlds Aids Day and awareness programme.

‘It is illegal for
any individual or organization especially religious bodies to mandate people to
go for HIV/AIDs screening exercise.

‘’Also, the results should be given to the individuals
concerned, even a couple should be treated individually, he said.

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