HIV test before Nigerian marriage (Page 4)

Date: 16-09-2007 5:42 pm (14 years ago) | Author: herre
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- Vixenx at 10-01-2008 08:23 PM (14 years ago)
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whoa Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 10-01-2008 08:23 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- myragonza at 15-01-2008 09:37 AM (14 years ago)
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that egg thing......won't it crack inside.....and become a baby chick in ur womb

Posted: at 15-01-2008 09:37 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy at 26-01-2008 12:17 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: herre on 16-09-2007 05:42 PM
Couples must first take an HIV test before they will be allowed to marry, the Anglican Church in Nigeria says.

The church says the move is to help parishioners make "informed choices" when choosing marriage partners.

The BBC News website learnt that many Christian churches in Nigeria impose similar tests on their members as a condition for marriage.

The policy is being implemented in all Anglican dioceses across Nigeria, the church's spokesman said.

'Unacceptable'

"The aim is to help intending couples to make informed decisions because we don't want anyone to be kept in the dark about their partner," spokesman for the church Rev Akintunde Popoola told the BBC News website.


If they find out their status and still want to go ahead, we cannot object. Instead, we offer them care and support
Rev Akintunde Popoola

He said the church will not stop people from getting married if they test positive to HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

"The whole point is for couples to know their HIV status before getting married," he said.

"If they find out their status and still want to go ahead, we cannot object. Instead, we offer them care and support."

But the authorities are already challenging the new policy by the church, saying it is unacceptable.

"We cannot accept what the church is proposing. Every Nigerian must be allowed to decide on their own whether they want to be tested or not," Prof Tunde Oshotimehin, who heads Nigeria's state HIV control agency, told the BBC.

"HIV testing and counselling must be voluntary. What the church is trying to do will encourage denial."

Graduate tests

The Catholic Church in Nigeria says it is not imposing such a policy on its members because it wants HIV testing to be voluntary and personal.

"We know that some people do it, but we are not making it church policy," spokesman of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja Rev Fr Ralph Madu told the BBC News website.

Recently, a church-owned college - Covenant University, Nigeria - announced that its graduates should take HIV and pregnancy tests as conditions for graduation.

But the university suspended the policy after widespread condemnation and criticisms from government agencies and rights groups.

Nigeria is a deeply religious country with her 140 million people almost evenly divided between Christians and Muslims.

According to Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (Naca), some 4.4% of Nigerians live with HIV.




it`s  a great idea.it`s currently going on.we need to support those who are +ve already.it`s traumanizing you know.i`ve seen a couple of them and i understand how the feel is rejected.they need our support.

Posted: at 26-01-2008 12:17 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vixenx at 26-01-2008 02:59 AM (14 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 26-01-2008 02:59 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy at 26-01-2008 04:05 AM (14 years ago)
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 Kiss Kiss

Posted: at 26-01-2008 04:05 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vixenx at 27-01-2008 04:51 PM (14 years ago)
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HIV test before Nigerian marriage
Posted: at 27-01-2008 04:51 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy at 27-01-2008 10:57 PM (14 years ago)
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good idea

Posted: at 27-01-2008 10:57 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- myragonza at 28-01-2008 04:12 AM (14 years ago)
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u don't trust ur partner...........!?!?

Posted: at 28-01-2008 04:12 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- khadijah at 29-01-2008 04:08 PM (14 years ago)
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Myra,its not all about trusting your partner
Posted: at 29-01-2008 04:08 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- myragonza at 30-01-2008 09:17 AM (14 years ago)
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then what is it all about.............

Posted: at 30-01-2008 09:17 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Vixenx at 3-02-2008 07:47 AM (14 years ago)
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It's all about how good he is.......... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

@Khadijah i believe thats what u meant right?
Posted: at 3-02-2008 07:47 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy at 3-02-2008 01:06 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: khadijah on 29-01-2008 04:08 PM
Myra,its not all about trusting your partner

what is it all about then

Posted: at 3-02-2008 01:06 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- myragonza at 4-02-2008 06:15 AM (14 years ago)
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i asked her the same question

Posted: at 4-02-2008 06:15 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy at 4-02-2008 11:17 PM (14 years ago)
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and she wouldnt anwser

Posted: at 4-02-2008 11:17 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- myragonza at 5-02-2008 05:18 AM (14 years ago)
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 Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

Posted: at 5-02-2008 05:18 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Vixenx at 5-02-2008 04:24 PM (14 years ago)
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we should ask again then.
Posted: at 5-02-2008 04:24 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- myragonza at 6-02-2008 05:16 AM (14 years ago)
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HIV test before Nigerian marriage



are u marrying an ashewo

Posted: at 6-02-2008 05:16 AM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- freda at 7-02-2008 01:53 AM (14 years ago)
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i am of the opinion that intended couples shld go for HIV test. period, cos no matter the trust, u never know how he or she has lived her life segxwally.

i sigm out
Posted: at 7-02-2008 01:53 AM (14 years ago) | Newbie
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- orilanda at 8-02-2008 04:59 AM (14 years ago)
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HIV test so wht if the result says positive

Posted: at 8-02-2008 04:59 AM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Vixenx at 8-02-2008 03:05 PM (14 years ago)
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then its retaken for a second result.
Posted: at 8-02-2008 03:05 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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