Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP
Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP

Facing discrimination and ignorance, Hongkongers living with HIV want better education to debunk myths on disease

  • HIV-positive people in the city say they have encountered hostility in hospitals and in society
  • Activists urge government to give more support to education programmes and help destigmatise those with the disease

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Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP
Some HIV-positive patients say the stigma of the disease in Hong Kong remains despite progress in medical treatment. Photo: AFP
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