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End stigma against HIV/AIDS patients to boost fight against virus – Ghana Aids Commission

The Ghana Aids Commission has emphasized the need to halt stigma against HIV/AIDS patients, stressing that high stigmatization hinders efforts to reduce the virus’s spread.

 According to the Commission, fear of stigma prevents many from testing for the virus, leading to unknowing transmission.

In an interview with OTEC News Reporter Kwame Agyenim Boateng, Olivia Graham, the Ashanti Regional Technical Coordinator for the Commission, highlighted the importance of embracing HIV patients, dispelling fears that interacting with them will lead to infection.

She encouraged the public to support and accept individuals living with HIV/AIDS, emphasizing that social interaction, eating, and speaking with them will not transmit the virus.

“By ending stigma, the Commission hopes to increase testing, treatment, and support for those affected, ultimately reducing the virus’s spread in Ghana”, she said

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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