The acting Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission has called on politicians and all celebrities who are HIV positive to reveal their status to help reduce stigmatisation against People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in Ghana.
speaking to PM Express’ host Evans Mensah on Tuesday, Kyereme Atuahene, cited the British Member of Parliament (MP), Lloyd Russell-Moyle who revealed his HIV status in a move to tackle stigma.
He encouraged all persons with the virus to declare their status to be able to curb stigma.
“To curl stigma, takes only courage on the part of the person living with HIV to really declare their status and live normal life, until that happens stigma will continue,” he stated.
He added that politicians, celebrities, chiefs, doctors, lawyers,men and women living with HIV should lead the way of declaring their status for people to follow.
“We have politicians, celebrities, men and women in the media, lawyers, doctors, chiefs who live with HIV; they should lead the way for people to follow.
Would you declare your status if you were positive?