Nigerian Anglican Church Requires HIV test before wedlock

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  1. ReillyT

    ReillyT Senior Member

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    Noting that church standards for weddings/funerals appear to be a big topic on the board lately, I thought that this might be interesting.

    HIV test before Nigerian marriage
    "Couples must first take an HIV test before they will be allowed to marry, the Anglican Church in Nigeria says. The church says the move is to help parishioners make "informed choices" when choosing marriage partners. The BBC News website learnt that many Christian churches in Nigeria impose similar tests on their members as a condition for marriage. The policy is being implemented in all Anglican dioceses across Nigeria, the church's spokesman said."

    This seems like a common-sense approach to the issue of sexually-transmitted diseases. I think it would be good for every church denomination to consider this. It seems like a good policy that the government doesn't have to get involved with.

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