Published in AIDS Weekly, May 3rd, 2004
According to researchers in the United States, "[r]eligious constraints on sexuality may have consequences for the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
"Recognizing that several Islamic tenets may have the effect, if followed, of reducing the sexual transmission of HIV," P.B. Gray and colleagues at Harvard University tested "the hypothesis that Muslims have lower HIV prevalence than non-Muslims.
"Among 38 sub-Saharan African countries, the percentage of Muslims within countries negatively predicted HIV prevalence," study data indicated. "A survey of...
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