All Blog Posts Tagged 'HIV/AIDS' (2)

Stigma, discrimination are real killers of persons living with HIV/AIDS

“I really trusted my mother,” says Gertrude Fosuaa, a 38-year-old successful business woman living with the human immune deficiency virus (HIV), elsewhere in Ghana.

She thought her mother’s unconditional love for her was eternal, and thus agreed that her mother must be informed if she tested HIV-positive, before going in for Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT).

“So, when my mother abandoned me in the hospital because I tested positive, I felt completely shattered,” Fosuaa…

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Added by Clement Boateng on May 28, 2012 at 3:04 — No Comments

Sitigmatisation and misconception remain major threats for fighting HIV/AIDS

Albert Oppong Ansah

Human Immune Virus (HIV) related stigma, discrimination and misconception continue to manifest in every aspect of the society creating major barriers to fighting HIV/AIDS, Mr Charles Kwadwo Oppong, Programmes Manager of Ghana Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP+) has observed.

However, he said, visibility and openness about AIDS were the prerequisites for the successful mobilization of communities and individuals to responds to the…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on August 27, 2011 at 21:13 — No Comments

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