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A Nigerian matchmaker finds love for the HIV-positive

By Nushmia Khan
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

A Nigerian matchmaker has found a client base that hasn’t yet been catered to by dating apps: the HIV-positive.

Nigeria’s 3.5 million HIV-positive people are often stigmatized for their diagnosis. Matchmaker Ugochukwu Michael says as a result they isolate themselves, returning to their home villages and “waiting for death to come.”

He’s tried to help, offering matchmaking services for $6 a person, and facilitating 100 matches since 2012.

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