Horror stories of discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients in Manipur came out in the open at the state’s first “public hearing” for victims of the scourge.
An HIV-positive young man complained that his family members never encouraged him to undergo treatment and prolong his life. Raju said not a single member of his family had ever accompanied him to hospital. “They are actually afraid of letting anybody know that a member of the family is HIV-positive.”
“The government has been implementing various programmes for those living with HIV/AIDS, but they continue to be socially ostracised. Worse still, their own families let them down.”[ more at the source]
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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