Sunyani: Women living with AIDS cry over unrelenting stigmatisation
Women living with HIV and AIDS in the Sunyani Municipality have expressed displeasure over high public stigmatisation and discrimination.
They the spate of stigmatisation is retarding their treatment and development processes.
According to them, although they have been placed on anti-retroviral therapy, they were going through what they described as serious “mental torture”.
The more than 15 women living with the HIV/AIDS who are serving as paralegals in their communities raised the concerns at a refresher training organised by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Ghana, at Abesim near Sunyani.
They were drawn from communities namely Fiapre, New-Dormaa, Abesim, Penkwasi, and Sunyani Area Three. Four of them also came from Bechem in the Tano South Municipality of Brong-Ahafo.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the patients attributed the spread of the disease partly to the stigmatisation of some of the women living with the disease.
According to the HIV/AIDS paralegals, they have noticed from the communities that some of the patients, who could not contain the stigma from friends and relations, had also decided to spread the disease.
“Because we take our drugs regularly, we look very nice and attractive. Nothing will tell you that some of us live with the disease, and so we are warning the general public to desist from stigmatising us. HIV/AIDS is no respecter of persons and you will not know the next person you will sleep with”, one of them stated.
Some of them blamed the clergy, church leaders and health workers for spreading their HIV status, indicating “because we have confidence in our Pastors some of us informed them of our status but they had failed us and spreading information about us”.
They affirmed that the disease was very high and fast spreading in the Sunyani Municipality, and expressed appreciation to FIDA Ghana for their continuous support.
Mrs Lydia Bawa, a legal practitioner took them through the Domestic Violence Act 732, 2007, and warned that it was a serious offence to stigmatise and discriminate HIV/AIDS patients.
She said under the Act, HIV/AIDS patients had their right to privacy, absolute security and dignity and warned the public against stigmatising patients saying offenders would be prosecuted.
Mrs Susan Aryeetey, the Acting Executive Director of FIDA Ghana, explained that the training was in line with a project being implemented by her organisation with support from STAR-Ghana.
The two and a half year project is aimed at helping to address the peculiar needs of women living with HIV/AIDS and people with disabilities.
She said similar training had been organised for about 18 members of the Ghana Federation of the Physically Challenged, adding that, the project had also created SMS platforms to help identify and address their peculiar challenges.
Mrs Aryeetey advised the HIV/AIDS patients and the federation members to report cases of abuse to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit or FIDA for the needed attention.
arimidex drug arimidex 1 mg pill arimidex usa
naprosyn 250mg drug order naprosyn 500mg online cheap buy prevacid 30mg generic
purchase biaxin for sale order clonidine 0.1 mg pills buy antivert generic
purchase spiriva buy generic minocycline 100mg brand terazosin
proventil 100 mcg canada buy protonix 20mg generic buy ciprofloxacin 1000mg pills
pioglitazone price viagra 200mg price buy viagra 100mg for sale
singulair 10mg usa sildenafil pharmacy us pharmacy viagra
purchase tadalafil without prescription Get cialis online slots games free
cialis tadalafil 40mg buy ed pills sale cialis 5mg drug
world series of poker online slots free online casino online games
stromectol 12mg online buy stromectol for humans purchase avlosulfon generic
order generic nifedipine 30mg nifedipine 30mg cost allegra medication
free online slot machines casino online slots buying essay
order ramipril pill order ramipril sale buy generic arcoxia 120mg
essays buy order azulfidine 500 mg online cheap sulfasalazine over the counter
doxycycline for sale buy cleocin buy cleocin online cheap
olmesartan cheap buy divalproex 500mg pill depakote 500mg usa
buy asacol 400mg online irbesartan 150mg pill order avapro sale
order temovate generic clobetasol canada order cordarone without prescription
The evidence that high plasma levels of plasma tHcy are associated with increased cardiovascular risk, 36, 37 and the many mechanisms involved, made it biologically implausible that B vitamins to lower homocysteine did not reduce the risk of stroke generic cialis cost In addition, there was no evidence that TAM could stimulate the growth of the T61 tumors
buy acetazolamide generic buy imdur 40mg generic azathioprine 25mg us
purchase digoxin micardis 80mg over the counter cheap molnunat 200mg
carvedilol usa oral oxybutynin 5mg purchase amitriptyline
purchase amoxil sale order generic amoxil 1000mg ivermectin brand
fosamax ca motrin 400mg brand ibuprofen tablet
dapoxetine for sale order priligy 90mg without prescription motilium 10mg generic
order generic pamelor 25mg paroxetine 20mg tablet paroxetine buy online
indocin ca flomax 0.2mg pills buy cenforce pill
order pepcid 20mg pills famotidine oral purchase remeron online cheap
buy ropinirole 2mg buy generic ropinirole labetalol usa
buy tricor 200mg for sale sildenafil 50mg tablet order sildenafil sale
oral nexium nexium 40mg oral oral lasix
minocin 100mg generic brand gabapentin 800mg hytrin 1mg ca
cialis price walmart Cialis without prescription cheapest ed pills online
brand glycomet 1000mg order glycomet 1000mg without prescription buy nolvadex
serophene over the counter order lipitor 20mg online cheap brand prednisolone 40mg
order deltasone 40mg prednisone pills buy amoxicillin 500mg for sale
oral accutane 40mg buy acillin sale order ampicillin 500mg
order sildenafil 100mg pills finasteride 1mg us order proscar 5mg pills
where to buy stromectol buy stromectol online cheap prednisone drug
zofran 8mg brand buy bactrim pill buy bactrim 480mg pills
Good web site you’ve got here.. Itís hard to find high-quality
writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate people like
you! Take care!!
buy albuterol generic cheap clavulanate clavulanate pill
order modafinil pill lopressor 50mg oral lopressor canada
prednisolone 5mg canada buy gabapentin tablets buy lasix pill