The Attitude of the Muslim Youth towards HIV/AIDS Pre-Marital Test: A Case Study of Ungogo Local Govt of Kano State, Nigeria



HIV/AIDS is an incurable disease with devastating effect, as it has reduced life expectancy, deepened poverty and lessened labour productivity. But then, the virus can be detected in individuals even before it has any devastating effect, through HIV testing. While the testing is of great value in monitoring public health programmes for prevention and control, it requires careful consideration of a number of issues relating to technical, ethical, legal and religious.

The paper attempted to examine the permissibility of medical testing in Islam and the views of the Muslim youths on pre-marital HIV test.

Keywords: HIV - Human Immune Virus (HIV) is an infection is caused by a virus; AIDS - is the later stage of the HIV infection, when the body begins losing its ability to fight infections

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