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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Church leaders become involved with HIV/AIDS

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JOHANNESBURG, 3 May (PLUSNEWS) - Church leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR) recently completed training in HIV/AIDS awareness, organised by the Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA).

EHAIA member Rosalie Koudougueret-Malogba said 44 leaders, representing 15 religious institutions, were trained in HIV/AIDS infection and prevention methods over a period of four days.

Koudougueret-Malogba told the UN news service PlusNews: "Considering the increasing HIV rate in the Central African Republic, it is urgent to include HIV/AIDS in the training programme of schools of theology."

The initiative urged religious institutions to provide spiritual and psychological support to HIV-positive people, as well as those who had lost relatives to AIDS-related illnesses.



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