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回應黎芷珊文章 關懷愛滋對散播未經證實消息表遺憾

回應黎芷珊文章 關懷愛滋對散播未經證實消息表遺憾

關於日前藝人黎芷珊在專欄表示從朋友的朋友口中得知有菲傭懷疑與兩名13及14歲少主性交後感染愛滋病,而衛生署卻指出過往五年未接獲相關個案。黎芷珊發佈未經證實的消息,只會加深外界對外藉家庭傭工及愛滋病病毒感染者的負面標籤,誤以為感染者刻意散播病毒,並把罪名強加於感染者及外傭身上。事實上,只要一次不安全性行為,便有機會感染愛滋病病毒。本會對這類不負責任的言論深表遺憾,強化負面標籤只會令感染者終日活在陰霾,對控制疫情百害而無一利。本會鼓勵有一次不安全性行為的人士可以通過測試知道有否受感染,只有無歧視及支持的態度才讓有風險者盡快測試並及早治療。關懷愛滋提供免費、保密、不記名的愛滋病快速測試及一站式支援輔導服務,讓感染者盡早適應感染後的生活。 (熱線:2394 6677)

AIDS Concern expresses deep regrets for Luisa Lai’s dissemination of non-verified news on HIV infections

Artist Luisa Lai wrote in her special column earlier, saying a Filipino maid infected two male children aged 13 and 14 with HIV after having sexual intercourse with them—a story she heard from her friend’s friend. However, the Department of Health stated clearly that they have not identified any similar cases in the past 5 years. The act of disseminating non-verified news by Miss Luisa Lai would only deepen the social stigma attached to the people living with HIV and foreign domestic helpers. As a matter of fact, anyone who engages in a single episode of unsafe sex runs the risk of HIV infection. We express deep regrets for the irresponsible remarks, as intensifying stigma on people living with HIV would only cast their lives in shadows and is detrimental to the control of the HIV epidemic.

AIDS Concern urges anybody who has engaged in unsafe sex to go for HIV testing to be informed of their status. Only a supportive environment with no stigma would encourage the people in high risk to reach out for testing services and treatment. The one-stop testing services at AIDS Concern are free, anonymous and confidential and all the tests go with pre- & post- test counselling, referral services. AIDS Concern also provides one-to-one support and counselling services to people living with HIV to get on with their lives with the new status. (Hotline: 2394 6677)

 
 
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