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Zanzibar President Slams Discrimination Against HIV/AIDS Patients

March 17, 2003

Zanzibar President Abeid Amani Karume has denounced discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS and their families, according to the local newspaper Guardian. In a meeting with members of the Parliament Committee on HIV/AIDS, the president said that people with HIV/AIDS must be cared for and loved. Karume said that rather than discriminating against those with HIV/AIDS, government and society should lend them all available assistance. In the meeting, some HIV/AIDS patients told Karume of their businesses' losing customers and their children being scolded everywhere they went after their health status was revealed.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
03.06.03


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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