VICAR HOPE FOUNDATION TO UNVEIL BOOK TITLED “SURMOUNTING STIGMATISATION IN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIV/AIDS”
It is often said that stigma is a huge factor to surviving any deadly ailment especially HIV/ AIDS because of its negative effect of the persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Experts have made efforts to educate the masses on the need to avoid stigmatising anyone diagnosed with the ailment through various forms of campaigns.
To some extent, some progress has been made but more need to done to further push home the message to families, care givers and community in general.
In the book “Surmounting stigmatization in the campaign against HIV/AIDS” written by Comrade Ugochukwu Nwankwo of the Global Initiative Against Stigma, it highlights the roles of everyone in the society to get rid of this cankerworm that has become deadlier than the disease itself.
According to Nwankwo, stigma is also the main reason most people are scared of knowing their status as it concerns HIV.
The book largely allays the fears of persons who might be living with the virus to seek help as it is manageable like many diseases and not die in silence due to fear of being avoided by family and friends.
The wife of the governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu through her pet project, Vicar Hope foundation bought into the project by writing the foreword.
The book will be presented to the public on the 2nd of October, 2019 at Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia and will be given out to all at no cost at all.