HIV stigma,discrimination threatens treatment access

Stigma and discrimination threatens the accessibility and utilisation or preventative, diagnostic and treatment service PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Stigma and discrimination threatens the accessibility and utilisation or preventative, diagnostic and treatment service PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Assistant Minister for State President, Boitumelo Gofhamodimo, has urged Batswana to be concerned about HIV stigma and discrimination because it threatens the accessibility and utilisation or preventative, diagnostic and treatment services.

Speaking at the People Living With HIV Stigma Study 2022 launch recently, Gofhamodimo explained that NAHPA, in collaboration with different stakeholders, were commissioned to provide an understanding of the extent and diversity of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV in Botswana.

She said the study was conducted in 2022 while the report was produced in December 2023.

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