HIV-in­fected man held over sex with 100 girls

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Malawi po­lice have ar­rested an HIV-in­fected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 ado­les­cent girls as part of a tra­di­tional rit­ual mark­ing their pas­sage to wom­an­hood. Eric Aniva, from the south­ern dis­trict of Nsanje, was held on July 26 after giv­ing a me­dia in­ter­view con­fess­ing to have slept with the girls for a fee of be­tween US$4 and $7, paid by each of their fam­i­lies. The lit­tle-known lo­cal prac­tice lasts three days and is per­formed in south­ern Malawi by men known as “hye­nas” at the re­quest of a girl’s par­ents after her first men­stru­a­tion.

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