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Reggae stars ‘help to spread HIV’

22 November 2004
Reggae stars using homophobic lyrics are stoking the spread of HIV, a UK minister is warning in the Caribbean.

International Development Minister Gareth Thomas fears that discrimination against homosexuals is deterring people from being tested for HIV. Mr Thomas will tell a conference in St Kitts there must be free speech but people should not incite violence against minorities. He will single out artistes such as Sizzla Kalonji and Buju Banton.

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