Misconceptions and Acceptance: People Living with HIV/AIDS Need Love and Compassion

    | December 6, 2010

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    Many countries have made progress on increasing access to HIV and AIDS medications and counselling. In some regions, however, people have difficulty acknowledging that HIV and AIDS exist. This short script addresses this issue.

    People still discriminate against those living with HIV or AIDS, and many still fear the disease. There are still many misconceptions surrounding the disease – how people are infected, what it means for someone’s life, how it can be managed.  World AIDS Day is a good opportunity to revisit this script and adapt it for use in your programs. Encourage listeners to talk about these issues openly – this is one step towards acceptance.