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Be wise about sex

Mary Rauto
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

STUDENTS have been reminded to be wise when it comes to sex and HIV/AIDS.

Speaking at the launch of the HIV/AIDS awareness week yesterday, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said it was important to consider the rights of people.

During the question and answer session, a student said that according to the Bible, sex before marriage was a sin, and whether it was possible for government to enforce this as a law in Fiji.

Ratu Epeli said when it came to the law, it was very important to consider the rights of others.

He said during his school years at Levuka Public and Draiba schools, it was said," avoid sex before marriage like the plague.

"Talking about law, there is a thing called human rights," Ratu Epeli said. "It's the right of the individual. We have to think.

"There won't be any legislation against this because it's the right of people to have a choice but you have to be wise," think and make the right choice,"? the President told the students.