South African Men's 'Sex With Young Virgin' AIDS Cure Belief Shocks Theron

by VR Sreeraman on  August 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM AIDS/HIV News
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 South African Men's 'Sex With Young Virgin' AIDS Cure Belief Shocks Theron
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron is stunned that despite a lot of efforts being made to spread AIDS awareness among people, HIV-positive men in her native South Africa believe that they will be cured of the disease if they have sex with a young virgin.

She founded the Cape Town Rape Crisis Centre in 1999 with a view to halting her homeland's AIDS epidemic.

However, even after a decade, she still finds people who think that they can find simple cures for the killer disease.

"You have huge HIV numbers and nobody is educated on how you get HIV," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

"Many think if they rape a child or virgin they will will be cured of the disease... It's a problem where education and people are being naive, cultures that are very superstitious," she added. (ANI)

Source: ANI
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