Woman, do you have a condom?
Carry one everyday, every night so that you can protect yourself against HIV, the virus that causes AIDs (Deputy Health Minister, Abdul Latiff Ahmad)
“This is not to debase them but to protect them. Women are the first ones to get exploited by their (HIV-positive) partners. But this is just a suggestion, it’s up to them.”
Bold words from a deputy minister!
Abdul Latiff made the remarks to coincide with the International Aids Memorial Day, which was celebrated openly Saturday for the first time in the Muslim-majority country in a bid to reduce stigma for victims. In the past, the event was held behind closed doors (IHT).