Face HIV with Dr. Watiti
I am living with HIV. AIDS organisations, receive funding to
cater for HIV/AIDS programmes like treatment and sensitisation of
the public, however, I do not see any. Do these organisations
realise the goals and aims for which they are set-up or are they
just conduits for siphoning money?
HIV/AIDS care is multifaceted and requires people with different
skills for better management. The rise of many AIDS services
organisation came as a response to the unique needs of people
living with HIV/AIDS. Some of these needs cannot be addressed by
clinics or hospitals alone.
Many of these organisations are community based and even run by
People living with AIDS themselves. They should be supported by
all of us and their work audited to see to it that they do what
is spelt out in their constitutions.
Since you are a People living with AIDS yourself, try to get
involved instead of staying outside and looking for faults in
The only way we are going to overcome HIV/AIDS and its effects is
by being at the fore front of the fight. This is what the
principle of "Greater and meaningful involvement by people
infected and affected by HIV/AIDS,"is intended for.
HIV-positive people need more than treatment but also guidance
and counselling. By involving yourself, you will help one who is
a victim because of rape, another who was born with the disease
and another whose spouse was unfaithful.
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