People with HIV are struggling, but not because of the disease

Stigma of Aids and discrimination remain a problem, though a new Bill is a step in the right direction.

The progress medicine has made in treating HIV is a lesson emphasising the importance of removing stigma and discrimination. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: UNSPLASH
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Mr A is in his 30s and works double shifts to support his elderly parents. He accompanies them to their medical appointments and cares for them in their four-room HDB flat.

In his free time, he hangs out with his friends and exercises occasionally. Each time I see him in the clinic, I advise him to lose weight – he laughs, I laugh. 

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