As it’s almost a norm in Ghana, most HIV victims won’t show their faces on camera when being interviewed for the fear of stigmatization from the general public.
A man living with the virus, Richard told Crime Check Foundation that he wants Ghanaians to know how dangerous the disease is so there is no need of covering his face.
In a post by Crime Check Foundation, they revealed that Richard has been advocating the need for people to voluntarily go for the testing of the Human Immune Virus (HIV). It turns out that when he went for his HIV voluntary test, he was positive.
After knowing his status, he has since then been advocating on the need for Ghanaians to voluntarily go to the hospitals for testing of HIV to know their status. According to him, this is the only way people can stay healthy in other not to affect their loved ones with the virus.
Richard is a very young handsome man probably in his 20s and could have decided to affect people with the virus but decided to let the public know that the virus is still in our midst and we need to be careful about it. He seems not to be bothered about the fact that some people will from today maltreat and stigmatized him for this decision.
See the post below: