Pastors pressurise HIV patients, says charity
Posted: 28 Sep 2012 @ 00:49
FAITH leaders in some West African churches in the UK have
pressured HIV patients to stop taking their medication and trust in
prayer instead, a survey by the charity African Health Policy
Network (AHPN) suggests.
Cases where patients were told by their church leaders to stop
taking the anti-retrovirals have been reported in churches in
London, Manchester, Leeds, and across the north-west.
The survey found examples of cases where treatment had
been restarted, ...
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