PERSONS LIVING With HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Bolgatanga in the Upper West Region have disclosed that little is being done to promote the welfare of its members.
This was made known at this year’s World AIDS Day, themed: “Accelerating the National Response Towards the MDGs”.
One of the members of PLWHA told DAILY GUIDE in an interview, “Many HIV/AIDS patients are fast deteriorating due to the lack of essential drugs in the various health facilities, while newly-tested cases cannot start medication because of shortage of regent in many laboratories.”
The Upper East Regional Executive of the National Association of PLWHA had disclosed on a Bolgatanga-based radio station that some of the drugs needed for the most HIV/AIDS seropositives were in short supply.
Information gathered from various interviews with persons living with the condition, revealed that Ghana was far from achieving the theme as PLWA members and their family were being discriminated against in the society.
“Some people living with the disease have been crying in their rooms and have on several occasions tried committing suicide,” another member confirmed.
Source: Ebo Bruce-Quansah/Daily Guide
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