Abstinence, Marriage and Religions for the Prevention and Control of HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted DiseasesMohammad Akram Randhawa* and Majed Gorayan Alrowaili
College of Medicine, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohammad Akram Randhawa
MBBS, M Phil, PhD, Department of Pharmacology
College of Medicine, Northern Border University
P.O Box. 1321, Arar, 91431, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 26, 2017; Accepted date: July 20, 2017; Published date: July 27, 2017
Citation: Randhawa MA, Alrowaili MG (2017) Abstinence, Marriage and Religions for the Prevention and Control of HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. J AIDS Clin Res 8:715. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000715
Copyright: © 2017 Randhawa MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
About 84% of world's population is linked to five major religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. One thing common in these religions is marriage, which is a life-long cultural and spiritual union between man and women. Religions give great emphasis to marriage and discourage immorality and adultery. In Holy Bible, it is narrated, "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral and adulterous" (Hebrews 13:4). Holy Quran describes, "And among His (God Almighty) signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, that you may find peacefulness in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy, verily, in that are signs for a people who reflect" (30; 21). In Judaism, marriage is an important event and avoiding from it is considered as unnatural. In Buddhism and Hinduism also marriage is a sacred ceremony and lifelong commitment between wife and husband. Center for Diseases Control and Prevention recommends to abstain from oral, vaginal, and anal sex; or to be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. Marriage is an excellent mod of mutual relationship between spouses, provides ample opportunity for sex entertainment and together with religious attitude helps to abstain from sex outside marriage. Present article is aimed to promote marriage and religions for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly Human Immune-deficiency Virus infection, which is becoming epidemic worldwide and there is no effective vaccine or treatment for that so far.