A HIV-infected man in his 40s has told how he makes a living by being paid to have sex with children.
Eric Aniva, who would not reveal his exact age, lives in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi where he works a sex worker.
His work – known as a “hyena” – is embedded into the sacred traditions of his village.
There, young women are regularly “cleansed” by having sex with a hyena, sometimes as punishment for an offence such as having an abortion.
But for locals a hyena’s main duty is overseeing a coming-of-age ritual, where girls take part in sex over a three-day period after their first menstruation.
Mr Aniva, speaking to the BBC, said: “Most of those I have slept with are girls, school-going girls.
“Some girls are just 12 or 13 years old, but I prefer them older. All these girls find pleasure in having me…
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