Not every HIV victim committed an immoral act.
The increase in behavior of excluding people who are HIV positive in the community has contributed to the number of new HIV infections.
Saada Aballah, a teacher at Mwembe Ladu School in Unguja claims that HIV discrimination in society increase vulnerability and leads people to refrain from getting tested and knowing their status.
She said that society still maintains a very negative attitude towards people living with HIV.
I don’t believe that this attitude is due to a lack of education about HIV. Society should be aware of the consequences of excluding people living with HIV, especially to children; she added.
Additionally, a young boy called Abeid Saad Said, said that society has little knowledge about HIV and AIDS and suggested that there is a need to heighten peoples understanding about the disease in Zanzibar
Furthermore, he asked the community to do away with misconception and prejudgment about people who are HIV positive on the belief that every victim is a sexual offender.
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