Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Women professionals with HIV

A Bernama report yesterday which was carried by almost all the newspapers today caught my eyes which I shall reproduced an exerpt of it below.

"One-night stands may be just flings for some working women but it has left many of them infected with HIV.

It used to be that HIV-infected women were mainly housewives, Health Ministry Director-General Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said.

Lately, however, the disease has hit more and more professional women, including doctors, accountants, lawyers and teachers. Dr Ismail said many of them thought one-night stands would not cause any problem.

According to statistics provided by the Ministry's Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Unit, the number of women infected with HIV had increased by about 250 per cent since 1996.

Last year saw 976 deaths from AIDS, of which 80 were women.

My Say:

Being professionsls does not protect one to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases, and also not an excuse to say unmarried for long.

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