Do I dive into my inner Carrie and start wondering at the different stereotypes of men and women in KL or do I take the academic route and give out stats and figures about pregnancy rates and advocate for safe sex like the responsible virologist that is expected of me? In all honesty, as a single, Malaysian woman, this topic has always been a taboo, and even too sensitive for some. Malaysia in general can still be considered conservative, and the current dual legal system of shariah i. Islamic law and civil law practiced in the country means that there exists moral policing carried out by religious officers. Even in the big city of Kuala Lumpur, there were cases of couples being arrested by religious officers for holding hands and kissing in public, not to mention the possibility of religious officers checking hotel rooms for unmarried couples to be charged for khalwat . Those visiting Kuala Lumpur would be best to not be too blatant with their public display of affection with their significant other; nonetheless, also be heartened that love, and sex, does exist in KL.
Safer sex decision-making among men with haemophilia and HIV and their female partners. The study sought to generate hypotheses, uncover themes, and develop a broad perspective on possible determinants of behaviours related to HIV transmission risk reduction. Qualitative analysis of these data served as a basis for developing a subsequent quantitative, hypothesis-testing survey and an intervention. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 23 single men and 28 married men with haemophilia and HIV infection, and 28 married women partners selected through stratified, purposeful sampling.