Ghanian Prfoessor Sakyl Awuku-Amona of the Ghana AID Commission made a powerful plea for society to openly confront issues arising from AIDs/HIV. He pointed out that a recent survey in Ghana revealed of 2000 AIDS patients only 9% felt comfortable telling others about their medical condition. They feared loss of jobs or being isolated.
AIDS/HIV is among the most important issues in Africa and while vast resources are allocated to war in Iraq only a pittance is sent to those in need. The AIDS crisis is creating havoc in African societies and it is necessary for vast amounts of economic assistance to halt this disease.
Accra Daily Mail June 7, 2007 “Stop Discriminating Against PLWHAs”