HIV patients help AIDS programmes

aids_ribbonHARARE - People living with HIV and AIDS will soon have a stake in the administration of AIDS programmes, according to The National Aids Council (NAC). The programme is called Meaningful Involvement of people with HIV and Aids.

This follows concerns by some groups representing people living with HIV and AIDS that organisations have developed an industry that has nothing to do with eradicating the pandemic.

The groups had argued that people who are HIV negative cannot understand the real concerns of the affected people. “We are have roped in people living with HIV in decision making because we deal with issues that affect them. We have board members living with the virus,” said the NAC Executive Director, Tapuwa Magore.

Meanwhile, 16 district hospitals from the country’s eight provinces, together with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, National Blood Services and other organisations that deal with HIV and AIDS, received medical equipment, anti-retroviral drugs, home-based care kits, vehicles and other medical accessories worth US$25 million from UNESCO.

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