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World Aids Day: Candle light memorial to commemorate the day

by Kunle Awosiyan

The First of December has been set aside annually as the World Aids day. The essence of the day is to celebrate humanity, recognizing those who have passed away as a result of AIDs and  those still living with it.

This years global theme: “GLOBAL SOLIDARITY and SHARED RESPONSIBILITY” shines the spotlight on social and economic discrimination and marginalization of those living with the virus.

The major challenge faced by Persons living with HIV/AIDS is not coping with the disease itself but the stigmatization they suffer from society.

Stakeholders still insist that there is no need for discrimination against those living with the virus because HIV is not a killer disease if properly handled

They urge everyone to get tested and know their status so as to take preventive measures and stop the spread of the virus.

A candlelight memorial has been organised in Abuja by the Network of people living with HIV/AIDs in Nigeria

They want a Sustainable health care system which will help in combating this ordeals they pass through

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