Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Post Courier 27 November 2014

Voluntary Counselling and testing (VCT) and support from families play an integral part in prolonging the life of an HIV/AIDS patient. LCCI Peer Education instructor Meredith Tutumang says that support from families is vital to prolong the patient’s life.

She urged families to have a more positive approach to such people as this would contribute greatly to reducing discrimination. This makes the person feel appreciated and gives them the courage to become active advocates in the fight against the disease.

Comment: So the wheel has turned full circle. For over a decade FAMILY was a dirty word in the National HIV/AIDS response at the hands of the UN lesbian activists. Now the Positive Living focus across the nation and Pacific is on the strength of family.

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