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Cleric blames high HIV rates on lazy husbands


HUSBANDS who sexually starve their wives are the leading promoters of HIV/AIDS among marrieds, the Kamuli Church of Uganda Archdeacon, the Rev. Can. James Katalo has said.

Katalo said husbands who go to bed and just sleep, claiming to be so tired from the day's work and do not fulfil the most vital marriage obligation, incite their wives to commit adultery.

He was delivering a sermon at St. Peters Church, Nabwigulu in Nabwigulu sub-county, on Sunday.

"The fact that men deny their wives love leads to domestic confusion and adultery. Men should stop distancing themselves sexually," the reverand said, exciting the congregation.

He said the Bible urges husbands to pay their wives their dues and vice-versa, adding that women need maximum attention.

"Women should be handled delicately because they were created for that," he said amid clapping and ululations from women in the congregation.

Katalo also cautioned women against being shabby and preparing unpalatable food, which sends away men to look for better cooks.

Bugabula North MP Gerald Menyha urged parents to nurture God-fearing children for a better Uganda.

"A nation without religion has no hope," he argued.


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Information in this article was accurate in September 24, 2009. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.