People living with HIV have been encouraged to join support groups in their communities to facilitate easy information sharing and health positive living.
The remarks were made by the district Aids coordinating committee chairperson for Zomba James Maluwa during a candle-right memorial organized by Mlumbe CBO’s networking committee on Wednesday.
Maluwa said people who tested with HIV prefer not to reveal their status to avoid discrimination and the conduct fuels the continued spread of the virus.
He added that the communities should show respect to those infected so that they can feel welcome in the society and share their experiences.
“This gathering is importance because we are disseminating information about the HIV/AIDS pandemic affecting our country, and the impact of these meetings is to make sure that we sensitize the public’s,” said Maluwa.
“It is important for people to know the importance of having the responses in order to protect themselves from contaminating the virus or on how to access the treatment,” he added.
Malawi will tomorrow Friday 17th June commemorates this year’s World Day Against Child Labour.