At least three people in London died after they stopped taking antiretroviral medication on the advice of Evangelical Christian pastors who claimed prayer alone could cure them of HIV, BBC News reports. The African Health Policy Network, an HIV prevention organization with operations in England, argues that these three deaths are part of a growing trend in which London churches tell people that prayer can cure their infections. Several high profile British officials, including Lord Fowler, a former health minister, have publicly condemned the practice.

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