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ANGOLA: Anti-AIDS campaign draws protests from lobby groups

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JOHANNESBURG, 25 July (PLUSNEWS) - A government HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Angola is drawing criticism from women’s rights activists, church leaders and politicians who say its message is too blunt, Channel Africa reported on Tuesday. The campaign includes TV spots featuring sex scenes and interviews of young women who are asked if they have ever used a condom. “This propaganda is doing more to encourage immorality than to educate,” said Mendes Carvalho, a member of the ruling MPLA party. The Roman Catholic church has accused the government of encouraging promiscuity.



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