HIV/AIDS to end stigma in Malawi

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Kamuzu Central Hospital

HIV/AIDS patients still remain stigmatized.

Malawi Network of Aids Services Organizations (Malazu) says enacting the HIV/AIDS bill into law is one way of combating stigma against people living with HIV.

According to a survey the organization conducted, stigma is fueling the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Executive Director for Malazu, Abigail Dzimazi, said stigma is one the issues that are disrupting the fight against HIV/AIDS.

“What the HIV and AIDS bill does is to deal with deliberate stigma as well as corporate stigma and this help in reduction of stigma,” she said

Dzimazi added that Malazu has formulated guidelines to guide all the institutions that are working to eradicate HIV/AIDS.

Dzimazi further said that her organization is geared up to help reduce stigma for people living with HIV.

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