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Persons Living With HIV Hold Memorial For The Departed

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By Jacob Oluoch

Persons living with HIV/AIDS in Kisumu County has today held International Aids candle light memorial in honour of those who passed away as a result of Aids.

The people under the umbrella of Pillars of hope also held the event in advocacy platform to honour and appreciate those who have laid their lives to fight stigma and discrimination of the people living with HIV.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Person’s living with HIV Kisumu based activist Isack Rabari says they working hard to ensure there is universal access to health and dignity of persons living with HIV.

“As we light candles which is a symbol of hope, we desire that there will be hope of continued acces to ARVS both to the paediatrics and adults. Hope that there will be prophylaxis for our mothers living with HIV so that no infant born shall turn positive and we believe HIV will be given a human face devoid of discrimination,”says Rabari.

Rabari also says that he hopes persons living with HIV will be treated with dignity, respect and their voices will be heard.

“As we light candles today lets it brinng hope that there will,be a an assurance of permanent solution to us all. Let the government ensure there are adequate drugs for person living with HIV,” he added.

Rabari concluded by requesting the National government to come up with mechanism of drug production within the country to make ensure there is chain, supply of ARVS without any delay.

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