Zimbabwe: HIV prevalence in prisons alarms Health Minister

Speaking at a prep meeting for the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Health and Childcare Minister David Parirenyatwa said, "The rise of HIV prevalence in prisons shows that it is either these prisoners are infected already before they get into prison and if not then it means homosexuality is rampant in prisons." 

According to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service, HIV prevalence among prisoners is 28%. Dr. Parirenyatwa said it was important for the government to address the prevalence of HIV and Aids in prisons. He said although Zimbabwe had its own cultural expectations, the country could not run away from the idea that homosexuality "is happening in our prisons". Read More