Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Papua New Guinea Aids Victims Buried Alive
Some people with HIV/Aids in Papua New Guinea are being buried alive by their relatives according to a health worker there. Margaret Marabe said families were taking the extreme action because they could no longer look after suffers or feared catching the disease themselves. She said she saw the live burials with her own eyes during a five month trip to PNG's remote Southern Highland. PNG is in the grip of an HIV/Aids epidemic, the worst in the region.