HIV and AIDS

Virginity testing: revival for survival?
Living with AIDS programme 61

The old traditional practice of virginity testing has been undergoing a revival in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands in an effort to protect girls and young women from HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Those in favour of the ritual say this is a valuable tradition that is not a “test”, but a voluntary inspection and one in which young women are eager to participate.

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