Calls for change it attitude towards HIV patients in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Calls for change it attitude towards HIV patients in Dominica by: – November 10, 2011 Share Share Share Dr. Jeffrey BlaizeActing Chief Education officer Dr. Jeffery Blaize says there must be a change in attitude towards persons living with HIV/Aids to facilitate effective treatment and care.Dr. Blaize who addressed the start of a four day HIV policy development workshop in Dominica Tuesday, says he believes that the workshop is timely in addressing some of the challenges facing persons living with the disease. “The Ministry of Education and Human resource development is elated to partner with CARICOM and the National HIV Response Unit for the development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS policy within the education sector. We would all agree that the activity is timely particularly in light of increasing access to education including lifelong education as well as the degree of diversity within our school system and within our communities,” he said.According to Blaize, the formulation and implementation of the HIV/AIDS policy represents a critical step towards addressing some of the underlying issues with reference to prevention and the care of persons living with the disease.“We acknowledge that in order to facilitate effective treatment and care of persons living with HIV/AIDS, both behavioral change and change in attitudes towards patients are required,” he said.Issues of discrimination in the workplace must also be addressed he told participants of the workshop which is expected to end here on Friday. Domincia Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 19 Views   no discussionslast_img

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